Washington D.C. | USA | 1 Feb 2017
HarvestPlus has been a strong advocator for the use of biofortified staple foods. The organisation and its global partners developed new more nutritious varieties of key foods that dominate the diets of rural populations. The increased amount of Vitamin A, iron, zync in maze, potatos, cassava and others support the efforts to close the gap of missing nutrients that was identified by the World Health Organisation. The impact of HarvestPlus efforts is most visible in child mortality prevention. Micronutrient deficiency can cause can cause a range of health problems, including stunting, blindness, a compromised immune system, and even death, but most of all it is direclty linked to one third of child deaths.