B4FA Fellow, Lominda Afedraru writes:
Hidden hunger is caused by a chronic lack of critical vitamins and minerals that puts children and adults at increased risk of stunting, anaemia, blindness, infectious diseases and even death.
Experts state that one in three people globally suffer from hidden hunger and women and children are especially vulnerable.
Bio fortification is a feasible and cost-effective means of delivering micronutrients to populations that may have limited access to diverse diets and other micronutrient interventions. In publication by Science Direct about improving nutrition through bio fortification, a review of evidence from HarvestPlus, 2003 through 2016 it is stated that since 2003,
HarvestPlus and its partners have demonstrated that this agriculture-based method of addressing micronutrient deficiency through plant breeding works. Read more …