Bihar State in India to Promote Biofortified Crops to Address Nutrition Security

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The Government of Bihar, India’s third most populous state, is making a major commitment to scale up production and consumption of zinc-biofortified wheat to help address a serious malnutrition problem and reduce the highest rate of stunting in the country.

Dr. Prem Kumar, the Honorable Minister for the Agriculture Department and the Animal and Fisheries Resources Department of the Government of Bihar, announced that the State Government will help increase the production of biofortified zinc wheat seed by leveraging the capacity of Bihar’s State Seed Corporation as well as local agricultural universities and farm schools.


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