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African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND) publishes Special Issue devoted to biofortification

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The African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND) has published a Special Issue devoted to Biofortification. The Special Issue is a culmination of an idea mooted by Dr Howarth Bouis, one of the four 2016 World Food Prize laureates and features 17 chapters. In her forward, the AFJAND Editor-In-Chief, …

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Regional Advocacy for Taking Biofortified Crops to Scale in Africa

Biofortification has received increasing attention as an effective foodbased and sustainable approach to addressing micro-nutrient deficiencies in the most deserving of population segments in developing countries. The Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB) is a collaborative project of the CGIAR and FARA seeking to take biofortified crops to scale in African …
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Flyer: Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB) Project

This flier highlights A ‘food basket’ approach for scaling-Up Biofortified Crops and enhancing Nutrition Security in Africa.   The vast majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished. They suffer multiple nutrient deficiencies because they do not consume enough micronutrients …
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Banner: Promote biofortification to combat micronutrient malnutrition in AFRICA

This banner is on promoting biofortification to combat micronutrient malnutrition in Africa.    Scaling up Biofortified Crops for Food and Nutrition Security:   Micronutrient malnutrition or hidden hunger is characterized by chronic deficiency of essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, iron and zinc. Promote nutrition-sensitive agriculture through a ‘food basket’ …
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Biofortification in Regional Agriculture and Nutrition Policies

FARA is organizing a side event entitled ‘Embracing biofortification in national and regional agriculture and nutrition policies and strategies, during the Commemoration of 7th African Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADNFS). This side event falls within the Sub-theme 4 of the ADNFS i.e. harnessing partnerships for improved child nutrition …

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SPHI Brief 2016: Combating hidden hunger through nutritious food baskets

The Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB) project is testing a scaling up model through a multiple crops “food basket” approach, drawing on complementary CGIAR expertise for scaling up biofortified crops in particular. The  model being tested focuses on i) advocacy efforts aimed at catalysing policy chang and mobilizing resource commitments; …
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SPHI Brief 2016: HarvestPlus Uganda Counting the Gains: Accelerating Nutrition and Public Health with Biofortified Crops

Micronutrient malnutrition is one of Uganda’s biggest health concerns. We want to contribute to the reduction of micronutrient malnutrition and improve dietary intakes of vitamin A and iron among 3,000,000 vulnerable households by 2021, by increasing the production and consumption of orange sweetpotato (OSP) and high iron beans in Uganda. …
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