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Conference on Biofortification

Conference on Biofortification
Conference on Biofortification

The world population is anticipated to 9.8 billion by 2050. The agricultural production and supply chain is the most vulnerable to current global crises like climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic threatens global human life and health, which will be further worsened by intensifying hunger and malnutrition.

Even after profuse scientific breakthroughs, a large section of the population still cannot access or afford an adequate quality diet, which causes malnutrition and undernutrition. Hence it is essential that sustained and focused attention is given to the biofortified crops sector through policy and financial support to accelerate its development in a sustainable, responsible, inclusive, and equitable manner.

Fortification is the organized process of intentionally increasing an essential micronutrient (i.e., vitamins and minerals) in staple foods to enhance their nutritional quality and, in addition, provide a health benefit to the public with negligible risk. To alleviate malnutrition, biofortification is the most sustainable and cost-effective methodology to enrich the nutritional status of crops, which will improve the health of malnourished people across the world. Biofortification approaches have great potential for addressing micronutrient malnutrition.

Against this backdrop, FICCI, in association with Syngenta Foundation India, GAIN and Harvestplus, is organizing the Conference on Biofortification in 5 different states. The conference aims at providing a common platform for all stakeholders to outline the opportunities in eradicating malnutrition and deliberate on actions that are required at the policy and operational level to unleash the potential of biofortified crops in the country.

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Event Name: Conference on Biofortification
Website: https://ficci.in/
Date: 22 August 2022

FICCI

Address: Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi
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Email: priya.singh@ficci.com

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