Bouillie Amylasée Mil Soja Arachide          (Amylased Baby Food on a Millet, Soya and Groundnut mix)                       A Project in the fight against malnutrition              

« To give all people to be able to feed themselves »
« To give Mothers the right to be able to feed their children with dignity »

The BAMiSA Project

The BAMiSA Project is related to community health and Public Health. It objective is to assist long term, and without external help, in the fight against malnutrition in children and adults, in liaison with Health Authorities.

The BAMiSA Project aims to promote the incorporation of amylases to the thick and hot baby food mixture which allows liquefaction without dilution with water. The amylases added to baby food mixtures made with a lot of flour and very little water, allows the resulting mixture to be fairly fluid
(flow rate of 120 mm/30 sec) but with a high energy level of 120 Kcal /100ml as recommend by WHO.

The BAMiSA Project aim to promote the local handcrafted production of an enriched flour, composed of Millet (or Maize) + Soya + Ground nuts , supplied with Malt : The " BAMiSA® flour ". The BAMiSA® flour belongs to the category of dietary flours called "Formulated supplementary foods
for older infants and young children" (Codex Alimentarius CAC/GL 08691) .

In an objective of dietary guidelines aimed at families, the BAMiSA Project proposes also the concept of Locally Amylased Food 120 Kcal /100ml (LAF-120) based on the use of local amylases, particularly "malt" from germinated cereals, and the use of enriched flours (cereal + fat pulses which are rich in lysine). The BAMiSA Project relies on a network of associations and communities whoc develop income generating activities in "Unités de Production Artisanale : UPA" (small workshops) or in "Groupes de Fabrication Communautaire : GFC" (local women groups).

BAMiSA Network in Africa – Coordinators :


Monique GABANA,                     00 237 99 42 67 53         
 Centre de jeunes filles, BP 12 Mbang BATOURI  


Lena NDIAYE                              00 236 75 50 44 62         
 Association Solidarité Centrafrique, BANGUI


Elizabeth TIEMTORE                    00 225 48 14 33 32        
 Centre Médical St Camille, BP 16 Toumodi - KOKOUMBO


Maïmouna SOUMAYE                   00 227 96 98 24 19          
Association Nigérienne Femmes Diplômées, BP 11281 NIAMEY


Jusitne MONGA                          00 243 99 85 85 745   
 Centre Médical St Camille, BP 16 Toumodi - KOKOUMBO


Denise NDOUR                           00 221 77 527 93 56  
 GIE Dieurinio Sunu Mbey, DAKAR


Docteur Sr Emilienne SOUBEIGA      00 235 99 37 49 75       
Centre Médical NDA Chagoua  BP 82 N'DNJAMENA

et contact en FRANCE

Dr François LAURENT,    00 33(0) 2 35 96 39 24 - 06 51 27 76 15
 1A rue de la Valleuse, F76490 CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX  

The BAMiSA Project’s proposals :

• The implementation of international recommendations related to childhood nutrition (WHO-UNICEF) : Exclusive breast feeding until 6 months old, then introduction of adequate food supplements and continuation of breast feeding until at least two years old.
• A process to manufacture dietetic childhood flour complying with the quality requirements for this type of food, flour made of cereals mixed with fatty pulses : The BAMiSA flour.
• Familiarisation with the recipe "1 + 2 + 3" (which is one part of flour + two part of water + 3 pinches of malt), to prepare baby food with high protein and energy values owing to the use of diverse local amylases.
• The concept of LAF-120 (Locally Amylased Food 120 Kcal /100ml) as a topic of nutritional education.
• The use of local agricultural resources and simple craft workshops, reproducible at home to prepare the enriched flour and malt
• Setting up of "Maquis Bébés" and peer to peer programs "Les mamans BAMiSA" also promote good nutritional habits.
• Advice to encourage the use of soya and its consumption in places where soya is unknown.

The BAMiSA Project relies on:

Self sufficient local associations. These associations form the Unités de Production Artisanale de farine BAMiSA® (UPA BAMiSA) which can finance themselves due to the sale of the BAMiSA® flour.
Groups of women who manufacture BAMiSA flour for local use. These groups form the Groupes de Fabrication Communautaires (GFC BAMiSA).
• Public Health organisations and and Social Service facilities each time that it is possible to link
them with the project.
• Networks constituted of all the people involved in the BAMiSA project and on the coordinators.
Partnerships (North-South or South-South Partnership) that take part in the setting up of the
UPA and GFC, (by investment at the start), and support the nutrition education activities and
participate to the Project expansion.
Association de Promotion du Projet Bamisa (APPB) set up the BAMiSA Project. It leads the
network of various persons or groups who work on this project, whether they are in the North or
the South, and ensures the standard of the flour.

The BAMiSA Project is at the disposal of :

• Local people, so as to enable them to manage the nutritional difficulties in their area with as much autonomy and permanence as possible, even in isolated areas, so as to reach vulnerable groups.
• Nutritional education programs who want to use the concept LAF-120 or the baby food BAMiSA in the fight against malnutrition.
• NGO or others organisations who want to use the BAMiSA flour as an alternative to imported products.

Implementing the BAMiSA Project is free :

• The Bamisa website empowers people to have the ability to start the BAMiSA Project.
• Production of flour by the organisations who wish to sell BAMiSA flour with the trade mark BAMiSA® are subject to the signing of and compliance with the BAMiSA Charter and by a quality approach aimed at Quality Standards owing to APPB guidance.
• Any group undertaking the BAMiSA Project is welcome to join the national BAMISA network or the french association promoting the BAMiSA Project : l'Association de Promotion du Projet BAMISA (APPB)

Brand name BAMiSA® is protected by Patent Offices INPI and OAPI.


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