• Global Prevalence of Vitamin A Deficiency in Population at Risk 1995-2005: WHO Global Database on Vitamin A Deficiency

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"Biofortification must be rigorously supported within the broader context of promoting a diversified and healthy food base for improved nutrition."  ~ Akinwumi Adesina (Former Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development)

30

of Nigerian Children under 5yrs are Estimated to be Vitamin A Deficient (WHO)

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Vitamin A' Cassava

Vitamin A Cassava

Biofortifying cassava with provitamin A (converted in the body to vitamin A) could significantly improve...

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Vitamin A' Maize

Vitamin A Maize

Maize exhibits huge genetic diversity, thus, many types with high levels of provitamin A, a compound...

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Country Brief

We work with public and private sector partners to multiply vitamin A cassava stems and distribute...

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672

Nigerian Communities Reached

460000

Cassava Farmers Reached

1300000

Cassava Stems Disseminated

245

Processing Centers Established

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HarvestPlus-Nigeria. Committed. Focused. Determined to end Vitamin-A Deficiency in Nigeria.

HarvestPlus improves nutrition and public health in Nigeria by promoting cassava that provides more vitamin A in the diet. We work with almost 40 partners drawn from government, business and civil society.

Better Crops for Better Nutrition - We use a process called biofortification to conventionally breed staple food crops that are richer in essential vitamins and minerals and can be grown by rural communities that are often missed by other interventions such as supplementation and food fortification.

Our food-based approach relies on familiar staple foods that people already eat regularly and can be part of other efforts to improve nutrition, such as dietary diversification.

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