Call for authors: WHO-led biofortification research

Photo: N.Palmer/CIAT

Photo: N.Palmer/CIAT

Call for authors! Nutritionists, agronomists, economists, food scientists, and other researchers working in public health are invited to contribute to a World Health Organization (WHO)-led process to develop guidelines on biofortified staple crops. Authors are invited to prepare review papers on topics related to various aspects of biofortified staple crops for improving vitamin and mineral status in populations.

The papers are being developed in preparation for a special consultation on biofortified crops to be held on April 5-8, 2016 in New York City, co-convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Sackler Institute of Nutrition Science, recently announced by WHO. The results of the consultation are expected to inform WHO’s work to develop global guidelines on fortification of staple foods with vitamins and minerals as a public health strategy.

Researchers working independently or as teams are invited to submit letters of interest via email to WHO at no later than July 6, 2015. Commissioned authors will be expected to present their work at the consultation in New York, and peer-reviewed papers will be published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Science.

 The PDF call for authors can be found on the WHO website here.