Biofortification: Leveraging Agriculture to Improve Nutrition

May 21, 2012 • 5:00 – 8:30 pm EDT

CSIS hosted an in-depth discussion on biofortification, a strategy to improve public health through more nutritious food crops. The event featured a presentation by HarvestPlus on their experiences developing and delivering conventionally-bred biofortified crops, and three panel discussions on current practices in the field; how biofortification can help meet nutrition goals; and, next steps for bringing these solutions to scale. Shenggen Fan, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), provided closing remarks.

William J. Garvelink