Next target for fighting ‘hidden hunger’

July 15, 2019

While there has been significant progress in scaling up of biofortified crops to improve mineral and vitamin nutrition, and so help to improve cognitive abilities, and to reduce sickness, child stunting and blindness in Africa and South Asia, we now have to get started in Southeast Asia. High zinc rice in Indonesia and the Philippines are initial target countries, with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs helping to kick things along.

This is the key message during a visit to Australia by Dr Howarth (Howdy) Bouis, the Founder of HarvestPlus.

Dr Bouis’s last visit to Australia coincided with the year he was made a Laureate of the World Food Prize – the “Nobel Prize for Agriculture .” The Fund organised a panel discussion on biofortification, co-hosted with ACIAR and the then new National Rural Press Club at the National Press Club in Canberra.

More from Dr Bouis in his press release here.

The coverage organised for Dr Bouis included:

Weekly Times 
Grain Central
Qld Country Life
The Land
Stock and Land
Stock Journal
Farm Weekly
North Qld Register
National Community Radio “The Wire”
National Commercial Rural News