How to better nourish 9 billion

As part of the "Nourishing 9 Billion" symposium at the 2014 American Society for Plant Biologists Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, A4NH Flagship Leader, Alan de Brauw gave a talk on the barriers to agricultural technology adoption in developing countries and the potential role of biofortification in helping people get access to more nutritious food.

Global Policymakers Commit to Scaling-Up Nutritious Foods to Reach Millions

Global policymakers, meeting in Kigali earlier this month at the 2nd Global Conference on Biofortification, committed to making biofortified nutritious foods more widely available in order to improve nutrition and health for millions of people around the world. 

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

‘Bridging Discovery and Delivery’

Bridging discovery and delivery.   This is the theme for the Micronutrient Forum 2014, which will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 2-6 June, 2014. The forum will bring together experts in nutrition, health, agriculture, social protection, food security and the private sector to translate the best new micronutrient research and program practices into on-the-ground action to >> Read more