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Tag: biofortification

Farmers’ decision making and perceived benefits of orange-fleshed sweet potato adoption

“He says orange-fleshed sweet potato has made his family healthier,” my translator, Shaktikar says as I scribble notes in a small notebook. I make sure not to disturb the iPhone pointed towards the farmer we’re interviewing. It is recording every word it can over the so… Read more

New food for better health: Introducing orange sweet potato to Uttar Pradesh

On a bright, windy morning in the rural district of Maharajganj, Sunita Devi listens for the crackling of cumin seeds in hot mustard oil, then adds a heap of chopped onions and garlic to the pan, smiling as they begin to sizzle and brown. She is trying out a new recipe, using… Read more

Changing Food Systems for Improved Health: Seeking Win-Wins

By Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Professor Emeritus at Cornell University, 2001 World Food Prize Laureate, and Chair of the TCi Advisory BoardFood systems have much greater impact on our health and wellbeing than they are getting credit for by the popular press and in th… Read more

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 collabo… Read more

The promise of iron-fortified food for India: What’s available?

TCi intern Alex King spent the summer in Mumbai researching and advancing TCi’s understanding of the iron-fortified food market. TCi is working to develop new products, partnerships and/or opportunities for promoting iron-fortified foods for rural and urban Indi… Read more

Aspirations and evolving diets of the rural poor

TCi director Prabhu Pingali set out on a 4,000 km journey across four states to conduct interviews with farmers in more than 20 locations throughout India. Here are some of his reflections about a trip to Wardha, Maharashtra. As we were driving into a remote village in th… Read more