Policy Seminar

Getting to One Billion

Scaling Up Biofortification
Oct 21, 2015 - 04:15 pm to 05:45 pm EDT

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 Research Institute | Mahabub Hossain, Advisor to the Executive Director, BRAC & Member of the Global Panel.

Biofortfied nutritious food crops are now available or being grown by farmers in more than 30 countries. Evidence on the nutritional benefits of these crops continues to grow. Biofortification offers a strategy that helps to close the nutrition gap and, with the right partnerships and support, could reach a billion people at risk of hidden hunger by 2030.

Join us as a panel of experts review how far we’ve come, what we've learned on the ground about getting these nutritious foods to people, and what we know about the benefits from eating these foods.  We’ll also take a look from the global perspective at how we can strengthen collaborations and sustain the momentum behind interventions such as biofortification to ensure that nutrition remains a global priority.