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Mother knows best: Providing nutritious meals with biofortified crops

Every mother knows what is best for her child—especially when it comes to putting the most nutritious food on the table. At HarvestPlus, we are working hard to help mothers around the world feed their children the most nutritious food possible through…


Nutritious food for a billion people

One in three people in the world is malnourished. Deficiencies in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, iron, and zinc can cause blindness, reduced IQ, vulnerability to disease, and even death. Biofortification—breeding new, more nutritious…


Dietary diversity and biofortification

Some 2 billion people suffer from hidden hunger caused by infections and diets lacking in essential micronutrients such as vitamin A, iron, and zinc.

Scaling Up Biofortification
Policy Seminar

Getting to One Billion

Speakers: Anna Marie Ball, Manager, Africa Regional Partnerships & Strategic Alliances, HarvestPlus | Howarth Bouis, Director, HarvestPlus | Namukolo Covic, Research Coordinator in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy…


New facility to speed up zinc rice breeding in Bangladesh

HarvestPlus has opened a facility in Bangladesh to support faster breeding of zinc rice and train scientists in the use of advanced screening techniques. The X-ray fluorescence (XRF) laboratory center is located at HarvestPlus’ regional office in Bogra.

Press Release

New Study Finds that Orange Sweet Potato Reduces Diarrhea in Children

Washington D.C., June 15, 2015 – A new study has found that orange sweet potato (OSP) reduced both the prevalence and duration of diarrhea in young children in Mozambique. The OSP was conventionally bred to provide more vitamin A in the diet.  In…

IFPRI Research Blog

Leveraging agriculture for improving health

The following post, written by  Kelly Jones  and Alan de Brauw from IFPRI’s  Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division, is part of an ongoing series of researcher-authored blog stories highlighting research in progress at IFPRI. Despite a great deal of…


May 2015 IFPRI Insights Magazine

The May 2015 edition of  Insights, IFPRI’s print and online magazine, is  available, with a roundup of stories on recent research from the Institute. The feature article in the May 2015 issue—“ Does Money Talk? ”—looks at the complicated question of how…