HarvestPlus is one of the eight 100& Change semi-finalists to receive $100 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
The competition seeks bold solutions to critical problems of our time.
The World Health Organization estimates that malnutrition contributes to 3.1 million deaths of children under-five every year, almost half of all deaths for that age group.
“We know that good nutrition is an essential building block for growth and development. Sadly, many children in rural Africa and other parts of the developing world still suffer from the devastating effects of ‘hidden hunger.’ They may not be visibly hungry, but their basic diets lack the essential micronutrients for good health,” says HarvestPlus Chief Executive Officer, HarvestPlus, Beverly Postma.
“HarvestPlus has already reached 20 million people worldwide and our goal is to reach one billion people by 2030. We can do this only with the help of partners, such as the MacArthur Foundation,” she added.