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New Research Grant | Novel Composite Flours for Better Nutrition

Dr. Ian Thompson (Department of Chemistry) is part of an international team that has received a Partnerships for Innovative Research in Africa (PIRA) Grant to explore “Novel Composite Flours for Globally Nutritious Foods”.

PIRA is a tiered funding opportunity designed to cultivate and support multidirectional and transregional research partnerships that are focused on impacting lives and livelihoods in Africa and beyond. Dr. Thompson’s project is part of the Global Diaspora Grant in the priority area of Health and Nutrition. Under the funded project, a pilot will be undertaken to improve the health and nutrition of persons in at-risk communities in South Africa, Jamaica and the USA through the promotion and use of innovative nutrient dense composite flours - in foods formulated from local raw materials. The duration of the project is July 2021 – December 2022.

Partnering institutions and researchers include Michigan State University, (Dr. Sharon Hooper, PI), University of Pretoria (Dr. Eugenie Kayitesi, PI), and the University of the West Indies (Dr. Ian Thompson, PI).



Published on 14 Dec, 2021

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