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DSM

Photo: Greg Latza—Courtesy of DSM

    A food-science company takes the fight against malnutrition to famine’s front lines.

    This year, as decimating famine threatens 20 million lives in Africa and the Middle East, DSM is on the front lines; the fortified-nutrition products it helped the World Food Programme develop reach approximately 31 million people every year. The company is working on longer-term ways to eliminate hunger and malnutrition too: Take African Improved Foods, its creatively-financed joint venture with the Rwandan government and development agencies, aimed at boosting the local food-processing industry. AIF’s Kigali-based plant, which produces fortified cereal—much of it for WFP—is operated by East Africans, and its cereals are made with locally-grown maize and soybeans procured from 7,500 smallholder farmers.

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    Company Information

    Impact Segment
    Environmental Impact
    Sector
    Food
    Industry
    Food Production
    CEO
    Feike Sijbesma
    Websitehttp://www.dsm.com
    Employees20,786
    Company Type
    Public
    Revenues ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$8,766
    Profits ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$687
    Market Value ($M)$13,727