argylesock says… This is exciting. A few weeks ago I blogged about orange-fleshed sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), rich in Vitamin A. Now here’s Vitamin A-rich maize (corn, Zea mays) and cassava (Manihot esculenta). I hope farmers choose to grow them and that people choose to eat them. Do they yield well? Do they taste good? [Edit] Armwell Shumba tells us more about selectively bred crops to combat ‘hidden hunger’ (malnutrition) in Africa.
Since the start of the week-long event at the Accra International Conference Center on July 15, scores of people have enquired about the biofortified vitamin A maize and vitamin A cassava on display at the CGIAR booth. HarvestPlus is exhibiting these two crops as part of its participation alongside sister CGIAR partners at the sixth edition of the AASW.
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