Unique Characteristics of Biofortification
Relative to other Nutrition Interventions
• Long lag times to first releases
- ...
CROP NUTRIENT
FIRST
RELEASE TRAITS RELEASE
Sweet
Potato
Provitamin A
Uganda,
Mozambique
Disease resistance,
Drought tolera...
MEASURE IMPACT
(2)
UPSTREAM
NUTRITION RESEARCH (3)
MIDSTREAM
BREEDING &
NUTRITION
RESEARCH
(Progress to Date)
DOWNSTREAM
“...
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Panel bouis thursday

  1. 1. Unique Characteristics of Biofortification Relative to other Nutrition Interventions • Long lag times to first releases - relatively small annual incremental benefits, but - benefits continue to increase year after year (wider adoption, higher and higher nutrient levels)
  2. 2. CROP NUTRIENT FIRST RELEASE TRAITS RELEASE Sweet Potato Provitamin A Uganda, Mozambique Disease resistance, Drought tolerance, acid soil tolerance 2007 Bean Iron, Zinc Rwanda, DR Congo Virus resistance, Heat and drought tolerance 2012 Pearl Millet Iron, Zinc India Mildew resistance, Drought tolerance 2011 Cassava Provitamin A Nigeria, DR Congo Disease resistance 2012 Maize Provitamin A Zambia Disease resistance, Drought tolerance 2012 Rice Zinc, Iron Bangladesh, India Disease and pest resistance, cold and submergence tolerance 2013 Wheat Zinc, Iron India, Pakistan Disease resistance, Lodging 2013
  3. 3. MEASURE IMPACT (2) UPSTREAM NUTRITION RESEARCH (3) MIDSTREAM BREEDING & NUTRITION RESEARCH (Progress to Date) DOWNSTREAM “PILOT” DELIVERY (1) ADDITIONAL BIO- AVAILABILITY AND EFFICACY EVIDENCE (5) LOWER COST OF BREEDING FOR NUTRIENTS (4) OWNERSHIP BY AG DECISION MAKERS (4) OWNERSHIP BY NUTRITION/HEALTH DECISION MAKERS (5)INTL & REGIONAL ADVOCACY $ $ $

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