HarvestPlus, World Food Programme Release Joint Brief on Biofortification

Biofortified varieties of several crops are also bred to be climate smart (e.g., heat and drought tolerant
and require lower levels of inputs such as water); biofortification can help counteract the negative effects of climate change on the nutritional quality of food crops.

Arun Baral Appointed CEO of HarvestPlus

HarvestPlus announced today that Arun Baral will be the global program’s next chief executive officer (CEO) to lead its work to address the serious nutrition and health impacts of micronutrient deficiencies in low- and middle-income countries by improving agriculture and food systems.