As the Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia (NuME) project comes to an end, partners draw plans to extend its impact.
In Ethiopia, 44 percent of children under the age of five experience impaired growth due to poor nutrition. Quality protein maize helps combat stunting and boosts nutrition in children who survive on a maize-dominated diet.
At the 2018 Latin American Cereals Conference (LACC), researchers discussed hidden hunger, the consumption of insufficient micronutrients, and how biofortification can help.
Over the past 50 years, various research activities have been undertaken to boost protein quality and micronutrient levels in maize and wheat to help improve nutrition in poor communities.