Kraft invests US$3.8m in fight against child malnutrition

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Kraft Foods’ Inc. will sponsor a US$3.8m programme in collaboration with Helen Keller International to help families in Indonesia and Bangladesh fight against child malnutrition, the company said last week.

This will be its first investment as a part of the US$10m commitment it previously made to Project Laser Beam, a five-year, US$50m public-private partnership led by the U.N. World Food Programme that seeks to eradicate child malnutrition.

Under the investment, Kraft Foods will fund 180 "Centers of Excellence" for farming in Indonesia and Bangladesh over the next four years, it said.

From these centres, thousands of women are expected to learn sustainable farming practices and receive supplies such as fertilizers and tools to start their own homestead farms.

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