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Biofortification - breeding for better nutrition

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

Healthy and happy

A schoolgirl attends class in Colombia's Cauca department, where child malnutrition is among the highest in the country. AgroSalud is introducing Quality Protein Maize into school meals to evaluate its impact on nutritional status, physical fitness and psychological function. The research is expected to add to the body of evidence proving the benefits of consuming biofortified crops.

picture credit: Neil Palmer, CIAT



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