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Biofortification - breeding for better nutrition

Iron-rich rice
  • Maize fortification
  • High quality harvest
  • Absorbing study
  • Iron-rich rice
  • Healthy and happy
  • Crossbred beans
  • Packs of protein
  • Follow the leaders

Iron-rich rice

AgroSalud and its regional partners introduced rice varieties with higher levels of iron and zinc in rural Bolivia in 2009. With rice being a widely grown and highly consumed crop in Latin America, the benefits from improving its nutritional content could extend to millions of people. Bolivia is one of fourteen AgroSalud-affiliated countries in Latin America that could increase their iron intake with locally-grown, biofortified rice.

picture credit: Neil Palmer, CIAT



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