A sustainable solution to micronutrient deficiency
Zinc and provitamin A biofortified maize genotypes have potential to reduce hidden hunger in Nepal.
New zinc-fortified wheat set for global expansion to combat malnutrition
Source: Reuters (15 Apr 2021)
Scientists at CIMMYT expect to sharply ramp up new wheat varieties enriched with zinc that can boost the essential mineral for millions of poor people with deficient diets.
“Historic” release of six improved wheat varieties in Nepal
High-zinc and climate-resilient varieties poised to boost production for farmers and nutrition for consumers.
Advancing Nutritious Food Crops: The Role of the Public Sector
Source: Outlook India (25 Feb 2020)
Harvest Plus supports cross-sector alliances to advance biofortified crops in India.
Breaking Ground: Velu Govindan is mainstreaming zinc to combat hidden hunger
CIMMYT wheat breeder supports smallholder farmers without access to a diversified diet by improving nutritional quality in wheat.
How wheat can help in fight against ‘hidden hunger’
Source: The Economic Times (15 Sep 2019)
CIMMYT has released eleven varieties of nutritious zinc wheat in India.
The case for rushing farmer access to BARI Gom 33
Researchers urge donor agencies to support the dissemination of new blast-resistant, biofortified wheat in Bangladesh.
Biofortified maize and wheat can improve diets and health, new study shows
New varieties deliver essential micronutrients to those who lack diverse diets.
Better together: Partnership around zinc maize improves nutrition in Guatemala
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.
First zinc maize variety launched to reduce malnutrition in Colombia
A new zinc-enriched maize variety developed by CIMMYT was released in Colombia to help combat malnutrition in South America.