Uganda study provides compelling case for biofortification

8 August, 2012 by (comments)

New varieties of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes have helped provide “significant amounts of vitamin A to malnourished Ugandan children and women”, according to a study published today in the Journal of Nutrition.

The findings provide compelling evidence for the ongoing efforts of HarvestPlus to improve the nutrient content of key staple food crops. Click the picture to read the whole story, and here for a backgrounder on the orange-fleshed sweet potato project.

 

 

HarvestPlus is jointly coordinated by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and CIAT.

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