HarvestPlus improves nutrition and public health by developing and promoting crops that can provide more micronutrients in the diet. We work with numerous partners drawn from government, business, and civil society.
We use a process called biofortification to conventionally breed staple food crops that are richer in essential vitamins and minerals and can be grown by rural communities that are often missed by other interventions, such as supplementation and food fortification. Our food-based approach relies on familiar staple foods that people already eat regularly and that can be part of other efforts to improve nutrition, such as dietary diversification.
To learn more about these crops, and the countries we’re working in, click on the blue pins below. You can also choose from the menu of crops on the right.
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HarvestPlus develops specific crop and nutrient combinations (products) to deliver micronutrients to populations in Africa and Asia. AgroSalud coordinates efforts to develop biofortified crops for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Each product consists of a different crop, nutrient, and country combination as shown on the map. More than 25 countries primarily in Asia and Africa are expected to benefit from spillover effects following initial release in target countries.