In DRC, Training Government Staff Paves Way for Scaling of Biofortified Crops
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The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has launched a major initiative to scale sustainable production and consumption of biofortified staple crops, to help address persistently high rates of malnutrition in this central African country of 93 million people.
The initiative is part of the World Bank-funded Multisectoral Nutrition and Health Project (French acronym PMNS) to increase the range and scope of interventions aimed in particular at children ages 0-23 months, and women of reproductive age. HarvestPlus, which is part of the CGIAR global partnership for a food secure future, is the Government’s technical assistance partner for biofortification under the PMNS.