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September 28, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the value of biofortified staple crops as a practical, cost-effective way to deliver essential micronutrients to vulnerable rural communities in low- and middle-income countries—especially smallholder farming families who cannot afford or readily access nutritionally diverse diets. 

In the wake of income shocks and other COVID-19-related disruptions, many of these families are relying even more on relatively affordable staple crops for sustenance. Biofortification can deliver nutrition through these crops. 

In this webinar, biofortification practitioners will share country-level examples of how their programs have adjusted to the new reality on the ground and lessons learned.

This will set the stage for a lively discussion of these key questions:  

  • What does the “COVID-19 effect” mean for ongoing efforts to scale up biofortification globally? 
  • What are priorities for action by biofortification stakeholders to keep the scaling up efforts on track? 
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