HarvestPlus and its partners fight hidden hunger worldwide by scaling staple food crops that are bred to be rich in essential vitamins and minerals. As a result of these efforts, over 100 million people in farming households are eating biofortified crops.

These biofortified, climate-smart crops sustainably improve the health and livelihoods of smallholder farming households and low-income consumers. Working across CGIAR as part of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), we are helping to make food systems more nutritious and resilient to shocks.

Twenty Years of Enriching Diets with Biofortification

Over 100 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
HarvestPlus, Universitas Gadjah Mada and Rahmat Foundation Partner to Boost Indonesia’s Nutrition Landscape

February 14, 2024

Iron Beans: A Growing Market Triumph in Zambia’s Agricultural Seed Landscape

February 8, 2024

Nigeria Nutritious Food Fair- An Alliance of Innovations to Promote Healthier Food Choices 

January 30, 2024

Empowering the Future: IFT Awards HarvestPlus Zambia with 250k Seeding the Future Grand Prize

January 25, 2024

Barobari Seed Bazar, the Famous Zinc Rice Market Hub in Bangladesh

January 22, 2024

Suman Devi Fulfilling Her Family’s Nutritional Needs with High Zinc Wheat

January 11, 2024

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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