BIOFORTIFICATION AS AN  ATTRACTION    IN  AFRICAN COUNTRIES

 

The FAO believes that 30% of African children are malnourished and stunted. Biofortification, a process by which crops are bred such that their nutritional  value increases. This approach,  which is cheaper than adding micronutrients to an already processed food, is a smart way to fight malnutrition. High iron beans and  orange fleshed sweet potatoes are being produced with success and the consumers in Uganda are feeling better nourished so reported Africa Renewal, a publication of the United Nations. Under the ;Agriculture for Health’ programme, Nigeria has incorporated pro vitamin A cassava and orange-fleshed sweet potatoes in the Growth Enhancement Support Scheme whole goal is to reach 2.5 million farming households. The scheme was the started by the former Agriculture Minister Dr Akinwumi Adesina

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