Media Coverage of HarvestPlus

2014

  • Africa leads in bio-fortified food crops – Adesina, The Sun, April 8, 2014
  • Policy makers meet in Kigali over access to nutritious foods, Nigerian Tribune, April 1, 2014
  • Rwanda hosts the 2nd Global Conference on Biofortification, Republic of Rwanda, April 1, 2014
  • Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes (OFSP) combat malnutrition in Gulu, New Vision, March 11, 2014
  • HarvestPlus, World Vision partner on improving nutrition for millions, Nigerian Tribune, January 28, 2014
  • HarvestPlus and World Vision ink MoU to Fight Hidden Hunger at Davos WEF, FnBnews.Com, January 25, 2014

2013

  • Science’s role in growing diverse, nutritious food, SciDev.Net, November 20, 2013
  • How HarvestPlus tackles malnutrition, hunger with biofortification, Nigerian Tribune October 29, 2013
  • Sweet potatoes, beans perform miracles for Buyende children, New Vision, October 2, 2013
  • Feed the World, UCL September 30, 2013
  • Can the B-word beat malnutrition?, IRIN September 25, 2013
  • Reducing micronutrient deficiency with biofortification, The Guardian September 3, 2013
  • Poor man’s crop comes to the rescue, Deccan Herald, September 3, 2013
  • BRRI releases world’s first high zinc rice, Dhaka Tribune September 1, 2013
  • Biofortified pearl millet ‘can combat iron deficiency’, SciDev.Net, August 29, 2013
  • Study finds that more nutritious pearl millet can meet full iron needs of children, Orissa Diary, August 27, 2013
  • Can iron fortified pearl millets (bajra) solve the country’s malnutrition woes?, India.Com, August 26, 2013
  • Rice revolution: Bangladesh set to release the world’s first zinc-enriched variety, The Daily Star, August 25, 2013
  • Cultivation of iron-rich pearl millet gains traction as farmers turn health conscious, The Hindu Business Line, August 23, 2013
  • Study: biofortified millet fights iron deficiency, Voice of America, August 12, 2013
  • ‘Superfoods’: A healthy way to eat?, BBC, August 9, 2013
  • Brazil fights malnutrition with biofortified food, The BRICs Post, August 3, 2013
  • Nigeria flags off dissemination of provitamin A cassava varieties, Africa Sicence News, July 30, 2013
  • ‘Superfoods’ could help aid the diet of Brazilian youngsters, UV10, July 24, 2013
  • First vitamin A-rich, open-pollinated maize varieties released, This Day, July 8, 2013
  • Growing bio-fortified crops to boost yields and reduce ‘hidden hunger’, Daily Monitor, June 19, 2013
  • Supercrops: Britain pledges large-scale funding to boost health of undernourished people in Africa, The Independent, June 17, 2013
  • Uganda: Rooting out hidden hunger, France 24, May 27, 2013
  • Feeding Isaac: how a mother’s love and her (orange) sweet potato harvest may have saved a community, Pulitzer Center, May 13, 2013
  • Indian Farmers on Frontline of ‘Hidden Hunger’ Fight, Voice of America, May 3, 2013
  • Orange maize improves yields and nutrition for families in Zambia, Feed the Future, April 25, 2013
  • Enriched crops to address nutrient deficiency in Indians, Indian Express, April 23, 2013
  • PHOTO-BLOG: High-iron pearl millet helps fight hidden hunger in rural India, REUTERS, April 9, 2013
  • Biofortification, a new way to tackle malnutrition, Voice of America, March 26, 2013
  • India to improve nutrition with biofortified crops, SciDev.Net, March 18, 2013
  • Agricultural policies have a huge impact on nutrition, Live Mint, March 5, 2013
  • India fortifies food to fight ‘hidden hunger’, Voice of America, March 5, 2013
  • Government to link ‘bio-fortified’ crops to Food Security Mission, Live Mint, March 1, 2013
  • A lot in the budget for agriculture, The Hindu, March 1, 2013
  • Biofortification, lasting solutions to micronutrient malnutrition and world hunger, CSA News, January, 2013

2012

  • HarvestPlus to reach 1.8m Nigerian households with bio-fortified maize, Royal Times, Nigeria, November 20, 2012
  • Fighting Hunger With Ancient Genetic Engineering Techniques, Discover Magazine, May 29, 2012
  • Coffee? Or lunch? You choose, ONE blog, May 18, 2012
  • Vitamin A cassava for better nutrition in Nigeria, ONE blog, April 20, 2012
  • World must change the game to end malnutrition – HarvestPlus DG, ReliefWeb, April 18, 2012
  • Obasanjo Praises IITA For Leading Efforts In Developing Vitamin A Cassava, Leadership, April 12, 2012
  • X-ray technology harnessed to grow more nutritious crops, SciDevNet, April 9, 2012
  • Journey to consumption of pro-vitamin A cassava varieties in Nigeria, Daily Trust, March 20, 2012
  • Vitamin A Enhanced Cassava to Save the Country U.S. $1.5 Billion Annually, This Day, March 20, 2012
  • Mineral & Vitamin Deficiency in Developing Countries, About Harvest, March 16, 2012
  • Iron-rich Beans to Combat Anaemia, Agfax Radio, February 24, 2012
  • Can We Feed Seven Billion?, BBC Future, February 22, 2012

2011

  • Six ways to take the bite out of Bangladesh food price hikes, IRIN, December 22, 2011
  • Scientists develop Vitamin A cassava in Nigeria, to tackle malnutrition in Africa, Africa Science News, December 16, 2011
  • Can GM-free biofortified crops succeed after Golden Rice controversy?, The Ecologist, December 12, 2011
  • Diffusion de trois variétés de manioc riches en vitamine A au Nigeria, New Agriculturalist, December 9, 2011
  • Yellow Cassava for Extra Vitamin A, Agfax, December 8, 2011
  • Nigerians to enjoy fortified cassava by 2014 – IITA, Vanguard Nigeria, December 8, 2011
  • A Sweet Potato A Day, IRIN, November 29, 2011
  • Orange Sweet Potato A Hit in Mozambique, Say Inventors, SciDev.net, November 28, 2011
  • Vitamin A to fight hidden hunger, Agfax, September 2011
  • Growing Healthy Babies: One Mother’s Hope for the Future, 1,000 Days Blog, September 9, 2011
  • Scientists find way to put iron in rice, Adelaide Now, September 9, 2011
  • Orange sweet potato for vitamin A, Agfax, September 2011
  • Super spuds help beat hidden hunger in Uganda, DFID, September 2, 2011
  • Could more-nutritious crops help fight hunger, Seattle Times, August 8, 2011
  • Nutrient-rich crops target “hidden hunger,” AlertNet, June 13, 2011
  • Grants aim to fight malnutrition, Nature News, April 14, 2011
  • Agriculture and nutrition: Hidden hunger, The Economist, March 24, 2011
  • India set to grow biofortified crop, Down to Earth, March 15, 2011
  • Biofortification—Finding nature’s power foods, IRIN, March 8, 2011
  • Not just calories (A special report on feeding the world), The Economist, February 24, 2011
  • Sylvia Matthews Burrell’s Comments at the 2020 Conference, Gates Foundation, February 2, 2011

2010

  • New Crops Bring More Nutrients to Hungry, America.gov, December 29, 2010
  • Health Crop’s Image Problem Gets a Makeover, VOA News, November 26, 2010
  • Experts Aim to Save Lives with Fortified Crops, VOA News, November 23, 2010
  • Sweet potato: A vanguard in global fight to curb severe malnutrition, The Modesto Bee, November 13, 2010
  • Big Things Come in Small Seeds: The Biofortification Revolution, The Atlantic, November 12, 2010
  • Zambia: Orange Maize to Curb Vitamin A Deficiency, IRIN News, November 10, 2010
  • Why cassava meals prevent blindness, childhood infections, Nigerian Tribune, October 25, 2010
  • Scientists to release vitamin-enriched cassava, 234Next.com, October 15, 2010
  • Sweet success: Waterloo woman tells Africans about a simple diet change can improve their health, GuelphMercury.com, October, 15, 2010
  • Using cassava to address vitamin A deficiency, Science Daily, October 4, 2010
  • ‘Orange’ Maize Could Save Eyesight of Millions of African Children, Inter Press Service, September 12, 2010
  • Zambia: New Orange Maize Breed Coming, allAfrica.com, September 7, 2010
  • Political will can solve malnutrition, IRIN, July 26, 2010
  • Search on for nutritious crops, Stock & Land, June 27, 2010
  • Biofortified wheat can improve zinc status, Nutriview, June 2010
  • Threefold rise in iron in white rice, Medindia.com, 18 May 2010
  • Defending biofortified crops, SciDev.net, May 2010
  • Making the most of a mineral, cgiarNews, April 2010
  • Lutter contre la sous-alimentation occulte, allAfrica.com, 14 April 2010
  • Putting science to work for food security, IRIN, 01 April 2010
  • Le maïs à la provitamine A pour l’Afrique, La Voix de l’Amerique (radio piece, minutes 6-10), 27 March 2010
  • Tropical maize gets vitamin A boost, SciDev.net, 23 March 2010

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