HarvestPlus and World Vision signed a MoU at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 23 2014,to work together to improve nutrition for the millions of poor who suffer from hidden hunger.
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Coinciding with the CGIAR milestone, HarvestPlus and partners have now reached 500,000 farmers with varieties of staple food crops that are rich in essential vitamins and minerals. These crops contain higher amounts of vitamin A, iron, or zinc.
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In time for World Food Day, HarvestPlus launched a new tool to guide strategic decision making for investing in biofortified (nutrient-rich) crops in developing countries.
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