According to UNICEF, of the 83 million children in Indonesia, one third of children under 5 are malnourished, stunted, wasted or overweight, while two thirds are at risk of malnutrition and hidden hunger because of the poor quality of their diets.
In fact, it is even more crucial that action is taken immediately as it is predicted that Indonesia will likely have the highest rate of child deaths from Covid-19 in the world, with health officials blaming the unusually high death toll amongst children on underlying health conditions such as malnutrition.
One particular startup working towards combating malnutrition is Kindary...
They are producing a new type of cow’s milk that has garnered attention from both consumers and scientists alike. Known as A2 Milk it is easier to digest than regular cow's milk and includes a range of other health benefits including improved immunity but what will be the impact of such a product? Especially in parts of Southeast Asia where as much as 90% of adults suffer some level of lactose intolerance.
How can innovative businesses use advancing technology to increase production, quality and profit, and how will that impact the lives of their customers, especially children?
To answer these questions, I speak to Pak Warren Choo head of Kindairy, for his insights.