PRESS RELEASE: Washington D.C., April 16, 2014. Global policymakers, meeting in Kigali earlier this month at the 2nd Global Conference on Biofortification, committed to making biofortified nutritious foods more widely available in order to improve nutrition and health for millions of people around the world.
The 'Kigali Declaration on Biofortified Nutritious Foods reflect the priorities of participants as they looked at options to tackle hunger and malnutrition through a nutrition-sensitive agricultural lens. We invite you to review this declaration and share your thoughts.
An infographic launched at the global consultation on ‘Getting Nutritious Foods to People’ in Kigali, Rwanda this week, shows just how far nutritious staple food crops have spread in only a few years. It includes countries where governments have released new varieties of nutrient-rich crops and those where new crops are being field tested and evaluated for eventual release.
Today in Kigali, participants at the global consultation on “Getting Nutritious Foods to People” explored how to increase access to, and impact of, nutritious crops globally. The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition hosted a discussion moderated by Rachel Kyte, the World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change,read more
In a video address to participants at the Global Consultation on ‘Getting Nutritious Foods to People’, Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center said that “biofortification is one of the best ways to spend public money.” Biofortification has been on the radar of the Consensus - made up of a panel of distinguishedread more
Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, yesterday highlighted the disconnect between rising global wealth and persistent poverty - an underlying cause of poor nutrition. “People eat food, not GDP (Gross Domestic Product),” he emphasized in a rousing keynote address at the end of Day Two of the "Global Consultation on Gettingread more
A Report from Day Two of the Global Consultation on "Getting Nutritious Foods to People". Agriculture-based innovations such as the development of nutrient-rich crops through biofortification will be critical if the goal of eradicating hunger is to be met. This was the central message in Dr. M.S. Swaminathan’s keynote address on Day Two of theread more
On the first day of the Second Global Conference on Biofortification, key speakers underscored the timeliness of biofortification as a nutrition and public health strategy. “Our time is now,” declared Rwandan Prime Minister Dr. Pierre Habumuremyi to a nearly 300-strong audience of high-level stakeholders invited to deliberate on strategies to get nutritious foods toread more
Rwandan Prime Minister Dr. Pierre Habumuremyi today officially opened the Second Global Conference on Biofortification in Kigali with a call to participants to use their unique strengths and capacities to expand delivery of nutritious crops. Nearly 300 experts from the agriculture, nutrition and public health sectors are participating in this three-day global consultation hosted by the Government of Rwanda in collaborationread more
The Second Global Conference on Biofortification kicks off today, March 31, in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. Over 275 high-level participants drawn from government, business and civil society will spend three days deliberating on how best to expand the delivery of nutritious foods to reach more of the two billion people who suffer from micronutrient deficiency (hidden hunger).read more
This global consultation will bring invited stakeholders from government, business and civil society to take action to scale–up and mainstream nutritious food crops. Together, we will identify challenges and create opportunities so that millions more people can enjoy better nutrition and health.