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Tag Archives: Biofortification

BNFB Brief- Facts on Biofortification

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 …

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SPHI Brief 05: Positioning Biofortification and HarvestPlus at National Level

Under the USAID-funded project, Meals for Nutrition: Biofortified Solutions (MENU), HarvestPlus has reached a total of 10,358 farmers (8,912 females and 1,446 males) with orange sweetpotato vines in 13 districts between October 2016 and September 2017, through six partner NGOS. The Uganda Multi-sectoral Food Security and Nutrition Project is scaling-up …

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The 12th National Agriculture Show – A School for Many!

National Agriculture Show

The National Agriculture Show is an annual event that exhibits innovations and best practices in the agricultural sector in Rwanda. It is an ideal platform that brings exhibitors and visitors together to exchange information, experiences, and get investment opportunities. The 12th National Agriculture Show was held at Mulindi showground in …

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

Sokoine University

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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