Evidence Document

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.

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