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Leading a global effort to improve nutrition and public health with staple food crops that are naturally bred to be rich in essential vitamins and minerals.
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Lennart Woltering 15h
Great call with the team on their journey to and how they moved from "getting more of our innovations out" to scaling outcomes and how a scaling perspective has been instrumental. Will hear more from them!
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IFPRI 15h
on the potential of zinc-biofortified foods to “not only help…adding essential micronutrients to diets, but also by lowering the risk for NCDs—helping to break a vicious cycle of inequity, poverty, malnutrition, and disease.” 👉
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HarvestPlus 16h
Watch this video by where they take a look at the work does with farmers in with vitamin A maize seeds to help end hidden hunger.
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HarvestPlus 16h
How did we sustain support for farmers in during the pandemic? 1)We partnered with local gov’t 2) Facilitated their access to planting material 3) Coached farmers through video tutorials. Learn more:
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HarvestPlus Aug 12
A new research review shows evidence for positive impacts of supplementation on risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes () and Cardiovascular diseases (). Could zinc-biofortified crops have the same effect? Learn more: 
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HarvestPlus Aug 12
Studies show meals with foods improve children's health and mental capacities. Read cases from & where we and partners deliver biofortified school lunches:
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HarvestPlus Aug 12
Young entrepreneurs in blaze new trails for better nutrition, read more; 2020
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HarvestPlus Aug 12
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HarvestPlus Aug 12
In honor of International Youth Day, read our post about teaching youth in about .
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HarvestPlus Aug 11
has impacted the food supply chain but for the rice sector in LAC, it also shows how in-demand rice is. In a webinar organized by , , @HarvestPlusLAC & others, experts discuss how this effects the public & industry. (In Spanish)
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HarvestPlus Aug 11
The annual Agricultural Show held in was cancelled due to but safely visited farmers to show our appreciation for their hard work and help them prepare crops for sale. Read more:
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HarvestPlus Aug 11
Thanks to our partners for helping us reach the most vulnerable amid COVID-19 crisis 680,000+ affected people in were provided zinc rice seed & health kits to help them cope with effects of the pandemic
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HarvestPlus Aug 11
The agri-food systems suffered significantly despite exemptions in during lockdown due to . Overall, it will take a longer time for the GDP to recover.
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HarvestPlus Aug 11
is expected to likely increase in poverty due to . This is a country-level example of the depth of the covid impact this year. 
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IFPRI Research Aug 11
In face of , we need to ensure local can deliver micronutrient resiliency thru incl of crops, eg , zinc wheat & rice🌾, vitamin A maize🌽 & iron beans.
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HarvestPlus Aug 11
Analysis conducted by researchers show the significant impact on Africa’s economy, food system, and overall poverty due to . But there is optimism that African countries can recovery quickly. 
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Arun Baral Aug 11
What is doing to help farmers amid ? In Uganda: -Assist govt. distribution of vit A sweet potato vines -Set up seed/vine distribution points @ schools, churches -Link farmers w/ surplus to crop buyers Learn more:
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HarvestPlus Aug 10
Replying to @BBC_Future
2/2 2) Can people eating the new crop actually absorb the extra nutrients, and does this improve their health? 3) Are farmers and consumers willing to adopt the crop? Learn more on our history and process: via
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HarvestPlus Aug 10
1/2 To make a crop, must answer 3 questions. 1) Is it even possible to breed a crop with higher levels of a desired nutrient, without harming other traits like productivity or resilience to drought?
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HarvestPlus Aug 10
affected our work across . However, by adopting innovative approaches, was able to reach the most vulnerable. This is also thanks to the efforts of all partners including, , Initiative. Learn more:
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