The First Global Conference on Biofortification drew attention to the substantial progress made in (i) breeding high-yielding, high-nutrient crops and (ii) establishing the bioavailability and efficacy of vitamins and minerals in high-nutrient lines.
However, key issues remain in establishing biofortification as a sustainable strategy to reduce malnutrition. In the following framework, eight broad categories for investment are proposed. Are these broad categories correct? What is the priority for investments across these categories over the next 3-5 years? What are priorities for investments in sub-activities within each of these categories?
This draft framework and key issues that emerged from the conference are being circulated for your comment. Please use the 'Leave a Reply' box below to share your thoughts by December 15. Note that comments left here will be visible to all and we hope to get a good discussion going. Based on comments received a paper will be prepared by HarvestPlus outlining the way forward over the next three to five years. We may also commission additional papers to review the available evidence and discuss specific issues within each category.
We value your input and look forward to productive interdisciplinary collaboration in our efforts to promote biofortification as sustainable cost-effective strategy to improve nutrition and public health.
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