Biofortification is the process of increasing nutritional value of food crops by increasing the density of vitamins and minerals in a crop through either conventional plant breeding; agronomic practices or biotechnology. Biofortification is one solution among many interventions that are needed to solve the complex problem of micronutrient malnutrition.Approaches range from the food-based approaches ,nutrition and education to implementing food fortification and supplementation programs of essential nutrients. Among these interventions biofortification is considered one of the most cost-effective interventions for countries to employ in combating micronutrient malnutrition.
Authors: Building Nutritious Food Baskets Project
Publication Date: September2016
Keywords: Biofortification, BNFB, Building Nutritious Food Baskets, micronutrient malnutrition