HarvestPlus and its partners fight hidden hunger worldwide by scaling staple food crops that are bred to be rich in essential vitamins and minerals.

These biofortified, climate-smart crops sustainably improve the health, resilience, and livelihoods of smallholder farming households and low-income consumers, helping to make food systems more nutritious and inclusive.

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Twenty Years of Enriching Diets with Biofortification

Over 86 million people in farming families are now eating biofortified foods. Biofortification is one of the many important solutions being implemented by global research partners working together across CGIAR to ensure a food-secure future for all.

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News & Insights
Committed to Change: American India Foundation (AIF) and HarvestPlus Partner to Scale Up Biofortified Crops, Improve Health, and Empower Women

September 20, 2023

Peruvian Study Finds Biofortified Potatoes Can Deliver More than 50% of Daily Iron Requirements for Women

September 19, 2023

Collaboration for Nutrition: APAARI and HarvestPlus to Accelerate Adoption of Nutrition-Smart Agricultural practices across Asia-Pacific

August 23, 2023

Public-Private Producer Partnership Enhances Raw Material Sourcing for Nutritious Food

August 22, 2023

Powering Nutrition and Prosperity: FDRVC and HarvestPlus Unite To Cultivate Markets for Biofortified Crops

August 7, 2023

UK Government Launches Climate Change Program, Including Funding for Biofortification

August 3, 2023

Biofortified Crops Around the World

Explore the Global Reach map to see where hundreds of CGIAR/HarvestPlus biofortified varieties are released or in testing.

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The Biofortification Hub

A one-stop shop for tools, resources, and information to support action and innovation by implementers, policymakers, donors, and researchers.

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Featured Project

Advancing Availability of Biofortified Foods for Institutional Markets

To increase access to nutritious food for 1.2 million children in Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi, HarvestPlus has partnered with AGRA, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation to integrate biofortified vitamin A maize and iron beans into school feeding programs produced by local smallholders.

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