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Nutritious Maize: Technologies, Development and Availability in South Asia
July 21, 2020 - July 23, 2020
The double burden of malnutrition — nutrient deficiency, and overweight/obesity — is affecting the world population, and South Asia is no exception. A significant proportion of the population in South Asia is still nutritionally insecure. At least one in three children are stunted in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. In addition to stunting, South Asia has the highest rate of wasting; as a result, significant number of children are too short and too thin for their age. The intricate web of poverty and undernourishment results in impaired cognitive development, chronic diseases and lower future earnings.
As part of its capacity building endeavors, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) will conduct an international online training and experience sharing on “Nutritious Maize: Technologies, Development and Availability in South Asia” on July 21-23, 2020.
The online training program provides an opportunity to learn from the broad range of international experiences. Working in a task-oriented, interactive and experience-based forum, the webinar facilitates the exchange of knowledge and experiences through lectures by subject matter specialists followed by discussions and Q&A. The webinar will share experiences from Africa, Latin America and Asia on the development and deployment of biofortified maize varieties and products.
For general matters regarding the webinar please contact:
AbduRahman Beshir, Maize Seed Systems Specialist, CIMMYT
Natalia Palacios-Rojas, Maize Quality Specialist, CIMMYT