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
Rwandan Biofortified Bean Farmers Prosper From Greater Yields and Income

May 10, 2024

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HarvestPlus’ HaNSA Program is Revolutionizing Nutrition Among School Children

April 29, 2024

HarvestPlus and Symbiosis International University Partner to Transform School Feeding in India

April 25, 2024

HarvestPlus Solutions to Pilot CGIAR’s Novel Agricultural Innovation Scaling Methodologies

April 22, 2024

HarvestPlus Launches Biofortification Project to Combat Hidden Hunger in Bangladesh and Uganda

April 22, 2024

Nigeria Pioneers Zinc Biofortified Rice in Africa

April 22, 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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