Biofortification is gaining increasing recognition as an effective means of combating micronutrient malnutrition, particularly amongst the rural poor. The viability of this intervention depends as much on its cost-effectiveness as the degree to which farmers and consumers accept biofortified staple crops. Using the Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALY) framework to measure the burden of micronutrient deficiencies, this ex ante analysis concludes that developing and disseminating biofortified crops is a highly cost-effective means of reducing micronutrient malnutrition in the developing world.
Source: World Development 38.1 (2010): 64-75.
HarvestPlus Abstract 10, 2 pp.
How Cost-Effective is Biofortification in Combating Micronutrient Malnutrition? An Ex ante Assessment