This is the third factory in Afghanistan that has been primed by WFP’s team to produce HEBs. With further capacity building improved efficiencies, WFP hopes that by 2013, 80% of all its biscuit needs for Afghanistan can be produced locally.
When distributed regularly to schoolchildren, HEBs can act as an incentive for students to attend class regularly, as well as helping to combat micronutrient deficiencies. WFP plans to give HEBs to nearly one million schoolchildren in Afghanistan this year.
15 October 2013 World Food Day 2013 (For The Media)