CGIAR Commits to Mainstreaming Breeding for Mineral & Vitamin Traits

(Cross-posted from CGIAR.org, written by Frank Rijsberman.) When HarvestPlus started ten years ago as a joint program of CIAT and IFPRI, with the goal of tackling hidden hunger caused by a lack of vital minerals and vitamins in the diet through biofortification, they faced some big challenges:   Would it be possible to develop staple food crops with high enough mineral or >> Read more

Improving Nutrition through Agriculture Technical Brief Series

A new set of technical briefs produced by the USAID-funded SPRING (Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally) project examine how evidence-based pathways and principles can strengthen agriculture and nutrition linkages under Feed the Future. A4NH researchers under Flagship 4 (Integrated Programs and Policies) contributed to one of the briefs, titled Understanding and Applying Primary Pathways and Principles. >> Read more

Getting Nutritious Foods to People

On March 31, more than 275 high-level stakeholders from government, business and civil society will converge in Kigali, Rwanda, for a three-day consultation on ‘Getting Nutritious Foods to People.’   Nearly one in three people globally suffers from a lack of essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, zinc and iron in the diet. >> Read more

New Partnership to Improve Nutrition for Millions

(Cross-posted from HarvestPlus website.) DAVOS, Switzerland, January 23, 2014. HarvestPlus and World Vision today signed a MoU at the World Economic Forum in Davos, making a commitment to work together to improve nutrition for hundreds of millions of people around the world who suffer from hidden hunger.