Goals of the Hildegard Grunow Foundation

Accompany Developments

To develop, adapt, and control intervention strategies that help to solve Third World nutrition problems is the primary goal of our foundation. Intervention strategies may have unintentional consequences that are hazardous to health. Such hazards need to be recognized, avoided and controlled for. 

Use Synergies

In this context promising techniques are to be adapted and tested in the field, though commercial companies may have developed them primarily for different purposes. This requires intensive exchange of ideas with engaged and possibly supportive parties. Particularly promising techniques in early stages of their development that are not yet sufficiently advanced to apply successfully for large scale support are to be detected and put to the test.

Support Capacity Building

These tasks require technical understanding, engagement and insight into the respective local nutritional problems. Therefore, to support training and qualification of young scientists in nutrition, food sciences and related subjects is among our statutable aims. The foundation supports the involvement of students from industrialized countries in Third World nutritional projects and, vice versa, training and qualification of respective students from developing countries in Europe or North America.

The doctoral and research projects of Maria José Soto Mendez and Mónica Orozco may serve as examples for the Foundation’s commitment to capacity building, as well as the support of Guatemalan und international students at CeSSIAM.