Cross-posted from HarvestPlus

Howdy Bouis, founder and director of HarvestPlus for many years, has agreed to serve as Interim HarvestPlus CEO starting February 14, 2018. The process to recruit a permanent CEO will commence soon. He won the 2016 World Food Prize, click here for more details.

Biofortification is one of the most important approaches to fighting hidden hunger. HarvestPlus and its partners remain committed to deliver biofortified foods to 100 million people by 2020.

HarvestPlus’ principal donors are the UK Government; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative; the European Commission; the Government of Canada and donors to A4NH. HarvestPlus is also supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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More About HarvestPlus

HarvestPlus improves nutrition and public health by developing and promoting biofortified food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals, and providing global leadership on biofortification evidence and technology. HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by its 15 research centers in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. The HarvestPlus program is coordinated by two of these centers, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Among HarvestPlus’ many research projects, peer-reviewed clinical trial data have demonstrated that children who ate vitamin A sweet potato experienced a significant decrease in the incidence and duration of diarrhea – the second leading killer of children in developing countries – and children in India who ate iron-rich pearl millet experienced a complete reversal in iron deficiency.

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