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August 14th, 2015 / Harvest Plus

thumb.aspx Zambia reached a major milestone yesterday by officially launching commercial sales of vitamin A maize. It marks the first time that this orange maize variety, first introduced in select provinces three years ago, will be widely available to consumers across the country to purchase. Maize, the predominant staple food crop in Zambia, is consumed by virtually every Zambian household, but white varieties lack vitamin A, which is essential for good health. The vitamin A maize varieties currently available to Zambian consumers can provide up to 25 percent of daily vitamin A needs. Varieties in the pipeline will be able to provide up to 50 percent. See more