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Biofortification - breeding for better nutrition

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

Crossbred beans

CIAT scientists have crossbred beans containing high levels of iron and zinc with agronomically superior varieties that offer pest and disease resistance and high yields. This is part of the effort to ensure that nutrition and agronomic improvements go hand-in-hand in biofortification.

picture credit: Neil Palmer, CIAT



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