When, Where and How will Tropical Root and Tuber Crops Lead the Next Agri-Food Revolution

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Our vision is a world free of hidden hunger. We believe that hidden hunger can be solved by actively adding micronutrients to the diets of those who are deficient. With our partners, we develop new, more nutritious varieties of staple food crops that provide higher amounts of vitamin A, iron, or zinc—the three micronutrients identified by the World Health Organization as most lacking in diets globally.
We use a process called biofortification, which adopts conventional breeding to improve crops. Our innovative approach complements other nutrition interventions, and is evidence-based, cost-effective, and sustainable.
It is our mission to develop and scale up the delivery of biofortified nutritious crops around the world, so that every child, woman, and man who needs them can have access. We also strive to provide global leadership on biofortification evidence and technology.
Our goal is to reach 15 million farming households—100 million people— with biofortified nutritious foods by 2020. By strengthening our partnerships and delivery efforts, we are confident that we can reach 1 billion people with biofortified foods by 2030.