Combating Hidden Hunger in Latin America: Biofortified Crops with Improved Vitamin A, Essential Minerals and Quality Protein

Published on 13 May 2011

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Start Date: 1 January 2005 | End Date: 31 December 2010

Overview

AgroSalud research partners work in 14 Latin American and Caribbean countries in the development, evaluation, dissemination and promotion of biofortified crops and food products. 

The ultimate goal of this project is to improve the nutritional status of the rural and urban poor, particularly children and lactating women, in target regions of Latin America. To achieve this, agronomic superior, micronutrient-dense beans and rice, Quality Protein Maize (QPM), and high vitamin A cassava and sweet-potato will be developed and deployed.

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