How Cost-Effective is Biofortification in Combating Micronutrient Malnutrition? An Ex ante Assessment

Abstract

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.

Citation

HarvestPlus Abstract 10, 2 pp.

How Cost-Effective is Biofortification in Combating Micronutrient Malnutrition? An Ex ante Assessment

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