Over the last 15 years, research conducted by HarvestPlus and its partners has demonstrated that:
- Conventional crop breeding can increase nutrient levels without compromising yield
- Extra nutrients in crops measurably improve micronutrient status, health, vision, and cognitive and physical abilities
- Farmers are willing to grow biofortified crops and consumers are willing to eat them
- Biofortification is cost-effective
Here we summarize and highlight biofortification’s efficacy in addressing hidden hunger.