Biofortification at the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference 2016

Join HarvestPlus at the Micronutrient Forum in Cancun on October 24-28!

Mark your calendars for the following events:


1. Progress in Scaling Up Biofortification – Sponsored Symposium

Tuesday, October 25, 5:30-7:00pm

Moderated by World Food Prize Laureate Howarth Bouis and featuring presentations on:

  • Collaborative partnerships and educational programs for biofortification in Brazil: Marilia Nutti

  • Women as agents of change for embracing orange maize in Zambia and orange sweet potato in Uganda: Emely Mwale

  • The cost-effectiveness of high-zinc rice in Bangladesh: Keith Lividini and Manfred Zeller

Followed by a cocktail hour from 7:00-8:00pm to welcome the new HarvestPlus CEO, Bev Postma.


2. New Efficacy Trial Evidence for Biofortified Crops: Beyond Biomarkers – Scientific Session

Thursday, October 27, 4:00-5:30pm

Chaired by Venkatesh Mannar, Officer of the Order of Canada, we will be presenting our latest breaking evidence from efficacy trials including:

  • Physical performance and physical activity evidence for high-iron beans in Rwanda: Jere Haas

  • Evidence for high-zinc wheat in India: Sunil Sazawal

  • Dark adaptation and breast milk retinol evidence for provitamin A maize in Zambia: Marjorie Haskell

  • WHO/FAO external consultation proceedings on biofortification: brief communication: Boitshepo (Bibi) Giyose


3. Booth #22

All week long!

Come and find us at our booth, where we’ll have handouts, giveaways, photo ops, and a lively music video if you need a quick dance break between sessions!

To view the full program and find out more about the conference, visit the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference website.

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