Without Howarth “Howdy” Bouis, HarvestPlus would not exist today. Neither would biofortification as the global, prize-winning nutrition strategy that it has become.

Howdy won last year’s World Food Prize for his work in developing and promoting biofortified crops, which are now grown and consumed by 26 million people—and counting—globally.

Watch the video below as Howdy recounts the story of biofortification and HarvestPlus to a packed audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC.