How Women’s Empowerment Shapes Children’s Schooling, Nutrition

Improvements in the status of women has often been shown to have positive impacts on their children, with increased investments in schooling, nutrition, and health. Yet in order to best target policies and investments, it is important to understand the nuances in a particular context, to better target where improvements may have maximum impact.

First Zinc Maize Variety Launched to Reduce Malnutrition in Colombia

A new zinc-enriched maize variety was released in Colombia on February 23 to help combat malnutrition in South America.

Adolescent Nutrition: Overlooked Problem, Lasting Consequences

Adolescents account for nearly one-third of the global population. With the incredible amount of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth and development occurring during this time, ensuring adolescents’ access to a nutritious diet has life-long benefits. For girls, the impact will echo on much longer, through the survival, health, and well-being of their children.

Scaling up Biofortified Crops: Which Ones, Where and When?

In 2017 HarvestPlus developed a new, 5-year strategic plan for 2018-2022.  The goal of this strategic plan is to establish the key activities and the resources needed for HarvestPlus and its partners to scale up biofortification over the next 5 years, with a vision to reach 1 billion consumers by 2030.