Consuming Iron-Biofortified Pearl Millet Improves Indian Adolescents’ Cognitive Outcomes

A study recently published in the Journal of Nutrition provides evidence biofortified high-iron pearl millet can stem the deleterious ripple effect of iron deficiency by significantly improving nutrition and cognitive performance.

HarvestPlus Founder Joins Forces with African Leaders for Nutrition

The African Development Bank welcomes HarvestPlus founder Howarth Bouis to the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) initiative, to address the pervasive challenge of micronutrient malnutrition. Well known for his efforts to produce micronutrient-rich staples that reduce “hidden hunger,” he brings a wealth of expertise in global research and policies on biofortification.

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.

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.