Campden BRI chosen as partner of choice by Kuwait Government
Posted: 23 June 2014 | Campden BRI | No comments yet
Campden BRI has carried out a review of the national food and nutrition strategy for the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research to help improve the health of the Kuwait population through healthy eating, lifestyle and safe food…
Campden BRI has carried out a review of the national food and nutrition strategy for the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research to help improve the health of the Kuwait population through healthy eating, lifestyle and safe food.
Food and Nutrition is one of the key priorities for Kuwait and the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) plays a key role in supporting the Kuwait Municipality in meeting this national challenge. KISR have an established international reputation as a centre of technical excellence for food and drink research and development and have a long established collaborative relationship with Campden BRI. Campden BRI was, therefore, their natural partner of choice to assist in developing the 8th Strategic Plan for Food and Nutrition. This plan forms one of the central pillars of Kuwait’s national strategy and guide’s KISR’s leadership over the next five years.
Campden BRI’s Science Director, Martin Hall, led a review of the food and nutrition deliverables from Kuwait’s 7th strategic plan with help from Dr. Susan Duthie from the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health – a leading authority in diet and health. He used these findings to shape the 8th strategic plan to ensure Kuwait was able to deliver on its food and nutrition commitments in light of future challenges posed, including an increasing population, diet related health concerns and food security.
Martin Hall, commented: “It was very rewarding to be involved in this strategic consultation, particularly integrating high quality research with practical application to address the main issues Kuwait will face in food and nutrition over the next five years. I feel privileged to be involved in this project and look forward to maintaining our relationship with KISR and the Kuwait Municipality in the future.”
Dr. Husam Al-Omairah, Science and Technology Executive Director, KISR said: “We have a special and long standing relationship with Campden BRI, which dates back to 2004. Campden BRI’s deep understanding of the food and drink industry made it the ideal partner for this project, which has significant national strategic importance. The input and guidance Martin Hall provided was invaluable and I look forward to continuing our collaboration with Campden BRI in future.”