Thanks to HarvestPlus’ many partners, more than 33 million people grew or ate biofortified crops in 2017. Our new annual report, Partnering to Scale Innovation, breaks down the numbers and sums up our accomplishments in developing and disseminating these nutritious crops globally. We celebrate the over 400 partners who make this groundbreaking work possible.
With their support, in 2017, we:
- Released 29 new varieties of several biofortified crops across Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, including the first release of zinc maize, in Honduras
- Enabled 8 million more people to grow and eat biofortified crops
- Earned US$15 million from the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition—and the opportunity to reach more families with biofortification