Rwanda Releases Iron-Rich Beans to Improve Public Health for Millions

20 June, 2012 by (comments)

Kigali, Rwanda / Washington D.C, June 20, 2012 The Rwanda Government today announced the release of five new iron‐rich bean varieties that could provide more iron in the diets of millions of Rwandese who eat beans every day. Iron deficiency is widely prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa. During childhood and adolescence, it lowers resistance to disease and impairs learning capacity. Read More …

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