In Pakistan, HarvestPlus and partners are promoting a more nutritious variety of wheat, the country's main staple food.

Zinc deficiency affects nearly half of all children aged under five in Pakistan.

HarvestPlus hopes that zinc wheat will reach at least 100,000 farming households in the country by 2018, and that women will be key to its adoption to improve nutrition in their families.

HarvestPlus Country Manager for Pakistan, Qadir Baloch, is confident that zinc wheat can reach the remotest corners of the country.