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HarvestPlus and its collaborators are generating a substantial body of work in both basic and applied research. Access the extensive library of books, peer-reviewed journal articles, and other research publications from HarvestPlus partners and others.

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HarvestPlus also publishes brochures, abstracts, technical monographs, and working papers that can be downloaded from the section below.

Smallholder Demand for Maize Hybrids and Selective Seed Subsidies in Zambia

Melinda Smale
Ekin Birol
Working Paper
Maize
Zambia

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Disseminating Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato: Mozambique Country Report

From 2007-2009, HarvestPlus and its partners disseminated orange-fleshed sweet potato to more than 24,000 households in Mozambique and Uganda to see if we could reduce vitamin A deficiency—through food. Here are the findings from Mozambique. Learn more about the project.

Report
Crop delivery
Sweet potato

Disseminating Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato: Uganda Country Report

From 2007-2009, HarvestPlus and its partners disseminated orange-fleshed sweet potato to more than 24,000 households in Mozambique and Uganda to see if we could reduce vitamin A deficiency—through food. Here are the findings from Uganda. Learn more about the project.

Report
Crop delivery
Sweet potato
Uganda

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Disseminating Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato: Findings from a HarvestPlus Project in Mozambique and Uganda

From 2007-2009, HarvestPlus and its partners disseminated orange-fleshed sweet potato to more than 24,000 households in Mozambique and Uganda to see if we could reduce Vitamin A deficiency--through food. Here is what we found. Read online in magazine format: English Portuguese

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Crop delivery
Sweet potato
Uganda

HarvestPlus 2011 Annual Report

View the Annual Report online in magazine format.

Report

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Demand for Maize Hybrids, Seed Subsidies, and Seed Decisionmakers in Zambia

Melinda Smale
Nicole Mason
Working Paper
Maize
Zambia

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Rising Food Prices Increase Hidden Hunger

February 2011

Report
Economics and policy

HarvestPlus Update 2010

This report provides highlights from HarvestPlus activities in 2010. Click here to access an interactive version of the report.

Report

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Effect of Iron Fortified Foods on Hematological Response and Zinc Status: Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Before investing in food fortification and biofortification as interventions for curbing malnutrition, policymakers, program implementers, and the target population need to carefully weigh the benefits and safety of these interventions. A clear answer from the literature, however, is not easily found, thus justifying the need for a focused, systematic review and meta-analysis for guiding policy and relevant research. HarvestPlus has therefore supported the development of this research protocol. This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials will focus on the following objectives: (i) To evaluate the effect of iron-fortified foods and biofortified crops on efficient indicators of population response, namely hemoglobin and serum ferritin; (ii) To evaluate the possible predictors of a positive hemoglobin response, particularly focusing on food vehicle, iron fortification compound, iron content, baseline hemoglobin and ferritin levels, and duration of fortification; and (iii) To evaluate the effect of iron-fortified foods and biofortified crops on zinc status.

Report
Nutrition

Consumer Acceptance of Provitamin A Orange Maize in Rural Zambia

J.V. Meenakshi
A. Banerji
Victor Manyong
Keith Tomlins
Priscilla Hamukwala
Rodah Zulu
Catherine Mungoma

This working paper has now been published in the Journal of Health Economics.

Working Paper
Maize
Zambia

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