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 growing iron beans:
- Democratic Republic of Congo
In the Media
Sweet potatoes, beans perform miracles for Buyende children, New Vision, October 2, 2013
‘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 (Rwanda), October 21, 2012
New Bean Variety Launched in Nyagatare, The New Times Rwanda, February 26, 2012
Iron-rich Beans to Combat Anaemia, Agfax Radio, February 24, 2012
Addressing Hidden Hunger in Rwanda, New Agriculturist, April 2010
Iron Age for Millet and Bean, CGIARnews, September 2008
A Closer Look at Beans
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