biofortification

Health and nutrition
Features

CIMMYT wheat breeder supports smallholder farmers without access to a diversified diet by improving nutritional quality in wheat.

Food security
News

Rising populations will squeeze food systems worldwide. Science and partnerships can help.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Biotech News (23 Jun 2019)

CIMMYT, HarvestPlus and IITA have worked to develop provitamin A-enriched maize varieties and zinc-enriched maize and wheat.

Health and nutrition
Press releases

More than two million households across six countries received sweet potato enriched with vitamin A as part of a project led by the International Potato Center (CIP).

Health and nutrition
Press releases

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

Health and nutrition
Podcasts

Feeding the world’s population is only part of the challenge — we must also strive for higher-quality, more nutritious crops.

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.

Health and nutrition
News

There are now 290 new varieties of 12 biofortified crops – including maize, wheat and potatoes – being grown in 60 countries, reaching an estimated 10 million farming households.

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
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

Farmers expressed interest in the varieties due to their high yield quality protein content, high zinc levels, early maturity and large kernel size.

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.

News

Malnutrition is rising again and becoming more complex, according to the director-general of the world’s leading public maize and wheat research center.

Health and nutrition
News

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