HILINA was established in 1998 to undertake the manufacturing and processing of a range of food products specifically designed to combat the various forms of malnutrition and other micronutrient deficiencies affecting children and other vulnerable groups in Ethiopia. When it was initially established, the centre produced Vitamin A enriched sugar as well as iodized salt for UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the general public.

Today, HILINA has experienced significant growth in terms of both size and capital and has continued to install modern machinery and other equipments. HILINA recently established an on-site food laboratory and has transformed itself into a state of the art and comprehensive food production facility. Recently, HILINA has been upgraded to specialize in the production of other
nutritious and therapeutic foods for children to address the significant gap in the national food production system. Read more

 
 
Severe Malnutrition

Plumpy Nut is recently developed, highly nutritious peanut butter spread that comes in a packet size of a juice pack. Read more...
 
 
Moderate Malnutrition

Plumpy' Doz is Ready to Use supplementary Food (RUSF). In terms of ingredients, it is similar to Plumpy Nut but packed in 46 grams of 250 k/cal for feeding in smaller amounts per day. Read more...
 
 
Iodized Salt

In terms of micronutrient Iodization of salt in the plant is one area of production. Hilina currently produces both Coarse and Milled Iodized Salt. Read more...