Agricultural policies have a huge impact on nutrition5 min read . Updated: 05 Mar 2013, 10:37 PM IST
Howarth Bouis, director of HarvestPlus, on India’s strategy to fight malnutrition
Mumbai: India’s efforts to fight malnutrition may not bear fruit unless there is greater focus on policies to promote diets rich in nutrients and micronutrients, said Howarth Bouis, director of HarvestPlus, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington. HarvestPlus is an interdisciplinary programme that works with academic and research institutions, civil society organizations, governments and private sector in more than 40 countries to breed micronutrient-rich staple food crops through an ingenious process called biofortification, and to make such food crops widely available to malnourished populations.
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