For more than 300 million people, inexpensive beans are an important part of the diet, especially in regions of Africa and Central and South America.
Iron deficiency during childhood and adolescence impairs physical growth, mental development, and learning capacity.
Iron-biofortified beans will contribute to a reduction in iron deficiency in regions of Africa where daily bean consumption is high.
Learn more about where we are promoting iron beans:
- Democratic Republic of Congo
In the Media
Biofortified Beans to Fight ‘Hidden Hunger’ in Rwanda, Inter Press Service, April 6, 2014
‘Wonder’ bean variety excites farmers, New Times Rwanda, December 9, 2012
Gatsibo Farmers Embrace Iron-Rich Beans, New Times Rwanda, December 5, 2012
New Seed Varieties to Boost Bean Production, Sunday Times, October 21, 2012
Crop Leader: Stephen (Steve) Beebe, email@example.com