Music Video Promotes Healthy Eating – Through Beans!

Rwanda’s top musicians have united to promote better nutrition and health through a catchy new music video produced by HarvestPlus! The song highlights the nutritional benefits of new iron-rich beans in Rwanda where iron deficiency is widespread in children. The video, recorded by five of Rwanda’s top rap and pop artists was created to teach people, particularly women and children, how to stay >> Read more

What’s Next for Biofortification in Africa Post-Kigali?

HarvestPlus is hosting a series of five webinars to follow up on the Second Global Conference on Biofortification that was held earlier this year in Kigali, Rwanda.  The webinars, each focused on different sectors and regions, will discuss how best to integrate biofortified nutritious crops into comprehensive food and nutrition security efforts in countries with >> Read more

New Study Finds that Orange Maize Improves Vitamin A in Children

Biofortified “orange” maize can increase body stores of vitamin A in children. This is the finding of an efficacy study just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study involved Zambian children who were fed either white maize, orange maize, or a daily vitamin A supplement over three months. The researchers found that >> Read more

HarvestPlus announced the release of the 2013 Annual Report

In 2013, biofortified nutritious crops reached more than a million farmers in Africa south of the Sahara and South Asia. The new annual report, Diving into Delivery, shares HarvestPlus's accomplishments in eight target countries. You can also read about a new radio drama series on orange sweet potato, results from nutrition studies, and more. Read the report online >> Read more