Rwanda PM Officially Opens Global Consultation on Nutritious Foods

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 collaboration with HarvestPlus.  Citing the success of iron beans, which is now being grown and eaten by more than 700,000 Rwandan farmers, Dr. Habumuremyi referenced his government's "well defined path to make food and nutrition a priority" by integrating them into the country's agricultural policies. Watch the short video below for highlights of the Prime Minister's speech:

The conference is being streamed live at