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Provitamin A (PVA) Maize Training of Trainers Training in Iringa, Tanzania

This training report is on the provitamin A (PVA) Maize Training of Trainers (ToT) training held on 28-30 March, 2017, at the Hall Mark Conference Hall, Kihesa, Iringa, Tanzania.. BNFB, through one of its consortium partner, The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and in collaboration with Tanzania Center for Food and Nutrition (TFNC), conducted a 3-day ToT course on development, benefits, seed access and utilization biofortified pro-vitamin A (PVA) (orange) maize PVA maize in Tanzania. This training was identified as priority and will underpin successful upscaling efforts for new PVA maize varieties in Tanzania.

The objective of the training was to equip the participants with knowledge on biofortification and its role in addressing micronutrient malnutrition; basic technical skills on PVA maize and to raise awareness on the PVA maize which has recently been introduced in Tanzania.