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    In his opening keynote to the conference at the First Global Conference on Biofortification, Ambassador William J. Garvelink observed that there’s been a significant decline in funding for agriculture over the past decades. However, the tide has ...
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    The following piece by Amy Saltzman and Ekin Birol from HarvestPlus shares highlights from Chapter 3, "Addressing the Challenge of Hidden Hunger," from the 2014 Global Hunger Index. Micronutrient deficiencies, or hidden hunger, afflict more than ...
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    Until recently, Dickson Mbogo was a casual laborer at a school near Bombo, Uganda, where he lives with his wife and ten children. In parts of Uganda, nearly a third of young children suffer from a deficiency of vitamin A, which protects against ...
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    HarvestPlus and World Vision sign partnership to tackle hidden hunger by scaling up access to nutritious food crops Hidden hunger caused by chronic lack of vitamins and minerals that can lead to stunting, infectious disease and death DAVOS, ...
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    Orange sweet potato—yes, the type that shows up on Thanksgiving tables here in the U.S.—may well be the first sign of a new nutrition revolution in Africa. We spend a lot of time talking about this versatile root (not tuber). Its chock-full of ...
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    Nearly 40 percent of children in Rwanda do not consume enough iron, which can have long-term consequences, including lower learning capacities, resistance to disease, and diminished energy levels. However, a new biofortified bean variety ...
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    This blog story by IFPRI senior researchers Alan de Brauw and Dan Gilligan was originally posted on The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network. Micronutrient malnutrition is caused by a lack of vitamins and minerals in the diet. Poor ...
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    Vitamin A deficiency is a widespread public health concern, particularly for children in the developing world. A lack of vitamin A in the diet can lead to stunted physical and mental development, heighten susceptibility to disease, and even ...