Mapping the Global Reach of Biofortified Crops
September 30, 2016

The number of countries that have adopted biofortified crops continues to grow around the world. Since September 2015, several additional countries have released or tested these nutritious crops. They include Afghanistan, Eritrea, Chad, Gabon, Gambia, Morocco, Lebanon, South Sudan, and Tunisia. As the updated map below shows, more than 50 countries in total have now embraced biofortification.

HarvestPlus and partners continue to add more crops to the list of staples made more nutritious through biofortification. There are currently 14 crops, ranging from bananas (plantain) to wheat, that have been biofortified with vitamin A, iron, or zinc. The goal is to scale up delivery so that a billion people worldwide will be reaping the nutritional and agronomic benefits of these crops by 2030.

 

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