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HarvestPlus Update 2010

This report provides highlights from HarvestPlus activities in 2010. Click here to access an interactive version of the report.

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Effect of Iron Fortified Foods on Hematological Response and Zinc Status: Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Before investing in food fortification and biofortification as interventions for curbing malnutrition, policymakers, program implementers, and the target population need to carefully weigh the benefits and safety of these interventions. A clear answer from the literature, however, is not easily found, thus justifying the need for a focused, systematic review and meta-analysis for guiding policy and relevant research. HarvestPlus has therefore supported the development of this research protocol. This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials will focus on the following objectives: (i) To evaluate the effect of iron-fortified foods and biofortified crops on efficient indicators of population response, namely hemoglobin and serum ferritin; (ii) To evaluate the possible predictors of a positive hemoglobin response, particularly focusing on food vehicle, iron fortification compound, iron content, baseline hemoglobin and ferritin levels, and duration of fortification; and (iii) To evaluate the effect of iron-fortified foods and biofortified crops on zinc status.

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Nutrition

How Cost-Effective is Biofortification in Combating Micronutrient Malnutrition? An Ex ante Assessment

J.V. Meenakshi
Nancy L. Johnson
Victor M. Manyong et al
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Economics and policy

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The Quantity of Zinc Absorbed from Wheat in Adult Women Is Enhanced by Biofortification

Jorge L. Rosado
K. Michael Hambidge
Leland V. Miller et al
Wheat
Nutrition
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Food-Based Approaches for Ensuring Adequate Vitamin A Nutrition

Sherry A. Tanumihardjo
Nutrition
Abstracts

Natural Genetic Variation in Lycopene Epsilon Cyclase Tapped for Maize Biofortification

Carlos E. Harjes
Torbert R. Rocheford
Ling Bai
Thomas P. Brutnell et al
Crop development
Abstracts

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Grain Position Affects Grain Macronutrient and Micronutrient Concentrations in Wheat

Daniel F. Calderini
Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio
Crop development
Wheat
Abstracts

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Are Synthetic Hexaploids a Means of Increasing Grain Element Concentrations in Wheat?

Daniel F. Calderini
Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio
Crop development
Wheat
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A Food-Based Approach Introducing Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes Increased Vitamin A Intake and Serum Retinol Concentrations in Young Children in Mozambique

Jan W. Low
Mary Arimond
Nadia Osman
Benedito Cunguara
Filipe Zano
David Tschirley
Sweet potato
Nutrition
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Iron Biofortified Rice Improves the Iron Stores of Non-Anemic Filipino Women

Jere D. Haas
John L. Beard
Laura E. Murray-Kolb
Angelita M. del Mundo
Angelina Felix
Glenn B. Gregorio
Rice
Nutrition
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