Biofortification: An Agricultural Investment for Nutrition. Policy Brief No. 1

Biofortification represents one promising strategy to enhance the availability of vitamins and minerals for people

Abstract

This policy brief lays out technical evidence and arguments for expanding support for biofortification as an element of nutrition sensitive national agricultural research and investment strategies. It recommends that policymakers implement biofortification as one of a range of complementary approaches to reducing micronutrient deficiencies, and that they therefore invest in developing nationally appropriate biofortified crop varieties and scale up their adoption and consumption.

This output is funded under the Department for International Developments Global Panel on Agriculture & Food Systems for Nutrition Programme

Citation

Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition. Biofortification: An Agricultural Investment for Nutrition. Policy Brief No. 1. Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, London, UK (2015) 8 pp.

Published 1 January 2015