HarvestPlus

HarvestPlus aims to reduce hidden hunger and provide micronutrients to billions of people directly through the staple foods that they eat. We use a novel process called biofortification to breed higher levels of micronutrients directly into key staple foods. For more information, visit http://www.harvestplus.org/.

Health and nutrition
Press releases

New varieties deliver essential micronutrients to those who lack diverse diets.

Health and nutrition
Publications

This research is especially significant for countries where the health burdens of exposure to aflatoxin and prevalence of vitamin A deficiency converge with high rates of maize consumption.

Food security
News

More productive, resilient varieties for thousands of farmers

Health and nutrition
Features

CIMMYT, HarvestPlus and Semilla Nueva are working together to reduce the country’s levels of malnutrition, through the development and deployment of the world’s first biofortified zinc-enriched maize.

Health and nutrition
Features

As Zimbabwe’s child malnutrition rate peaks above the international threshold for emergency response, nutritious vitamin A orange maize gains ground on the national market.

Health and nutrition
News

At the 2018 Latin American Cereals Conference (LACC), researchers discussed hidden hunger, the consumption of insufficient micronutrients, and how biofortification can help.

Health and nutrition
News

A new zinc-enriched maize variety developed by CIMMYT was released in Colombia to help combat malnutrition in South America.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CIMMYT asked women involved in agricultural science to share their views on what they would like to see change.

News

The first blast resistant wheat variety has been released in Bangladesh.

News

More farmers in Zimbabwe are demanding high-yielding, highly nutritious and drought tolerant provitamin A maize.

Health and nutrition
News

Farmers in Pakistan are eagerly adopting a nutrient-enhanced wheat variety offering improved food security, higher incomes, health benefits and a delicious taste.

Health and nutrition
News

A scientist who has advanced the development of nutrient-rich wheat varieties with higher yield potential, disease resistance and improved traits wins Young Scientist Award for Agriculture.

Features

CIMMYT maize breeder Thokozile Ndhlela interviewed on career and inspiring girls in Africa to embrace agriculture.

Features

Conserving and using agricultural biodiversity to create better crops can help meet several sustainable development goals and stave off further species extinctions.