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Torbert Rocheford

Major Breakthrough in Breeding for Vitamin A in Maize

As reported by TCi partner HarvestPlus, there has been a breakthrough in breeding for vitamin A in maize (corn) by a team of researchers from Purdue, Cornell and Michigan State. Purdue agronomy professor Torbert Rocheford (pictured), a longtime HarvestPlus collaborator,…

Starting upstream: Why are Indians not getting enough micronutrients?

Julia Felice is a Post-Doctoral Associate with TCi who examine national agriculture and nutrition data to elucidate elements of food insecurity that may result from inadequate availability of nutrients in the food supply vs. inadequate or inequitable accessibility of those…
sweet potatoes

Sweet Nutrition: Addressing Micronutrient Deficiencies through Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes

In this piece from the TCI 2019-20 Annual Report, TCI scholar Kathryn Merckel’s research on the introduction of vitamin A-rich orange-fleshed sweet potatoes is presented. Download the full annual report to read more. The Indian food system’s heavy focus on…