Biofortification at the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference 2016
Join HarvestPlus at the Micronutrient Forum in Cancun on October 24-28!
Mark your calendars for the following events:
1. Progress in Scaling Up Biofortification – Sponsored Symposium
Tuesday, October 25, 5:30-7:00pm
Moderated by World Food Prize Laureate Howarth Bouis and featuring presentations on:
Collaborative partnerships and educational programs for biofortification in Brazil: Marilia Nutti
Women as agents of change for embracing orange maize in Zambia and orange sweet potato in Uganda: Emely Mwale
The cost-effectiveness of high-zinc rice in Bangladesh: Keith Lividini and Manfred Zeller
Followed by a cocktail hour from 7:00-8:00pm to welcome the new HarvestPlus CEO, Bev Postma.
2. New Efficacy Trial Evidence for Biofortified Crops: Beyond Biomarkers – Scientific Session
Thursday, October 27, 4:00-5:30pm
Chaired by Venkatesh Mannar, Officer of the Order of Canada, we will be presenting our latest breaking evidence from efficacy trials including:
Physical performance and physical activity evidence for high-iron beans in Rwanda: Jere Haas
Evidence for high-zinc wheat in India: Sunil Sazawal
Dark adaptation and breast milk retinol evidence for provitamin A maize in Zambia: Marjorie Haskell
WHO/FAO external consultation proceedings on biofortification: brief communication: Boitshepo (Bibi) Giyose
3. Booth #22
All week long!