New results indicate biofortified crop reverses iron deficiency in children

In a press release shared this week, HarvestPlus announced results of a new efficacy study of iron pearl millet in India. The results found that pearl millet bred to be richer in iron was able to reverse iron deficiency in school-aged Indian children in six months. In just four months, iron levels improved significantly.

New interactive tool maps biofortification priorities

Last week, HarvestPlus, a key component of A4NH's Flagship area on biofortification, launched an exciting interactive tool to help stakeholders decide where and how to invest in biofortification around the world.

Promising Opportunities: The Role and Importance of Gender in Biofortification Research

Following last month’s post on why HarvestPlus conducted a Strategic Gender Assessment, this month Ekin Birol (Head, Impact Research Unit and Senior Research Fellow, HarvestPlus) and Amy Saltzman (Senior Program Analyst, HarvestPlus) share initial findings from the Strategic Gender Assessment and how HarvestPlus is planning to implement the recommendations. HarvestPlus leads a global effort to >> Read more

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