Joyce Maru

Newly Launched Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) Platform to Fight Hidden Hunger in Nigeria

September 18, 2017 By Joyce Maru

An OFSP platform for Nigeria has been established to catalyse OFSP scaling up efforts.  The Building Nutritious Food Baskets Project Building Nutritious Food Baskets Project (BNFB) facilitated a formal platform launch event which took place at the De Meros Hotel and Suites, Lagos Nigeria on 20th July. Participants at the launch included representatives from Nigeria Agricultural Development Programs (ADPs), National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), NARIS, school feeding programme, processors, farmers and academic institutions.  

Fighting Hidden Hunger in Tanzania:  Provitamin A Maize Platform is Launched

May 30, 2017 By Joyce Maru

Provitamin A Maize (PVA) maize is a special type of maize that is biofortified and contains high levels of beta-carotene. The PVA maize was recently introduced in Tanzania through collaborative efforts of multiple institutions including the Government of Tanzania, Tanzania Official Seed Certification Institute (TOSCI); Seed companies (Meru Agro-Tours & Consultants Co. Ltd (MATC) and Tanseed International ltd) and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), working as a partnership under the Building Nutritious Food Baskets Project (BNFB).

Planning and advocacy strategy validation workshop is held in Accra, Ghana

April 19, 2017 By Joyce Maru

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), a key partner of International Potato Center (CIP ) on the Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB ) Project, held a two-day Orientation, Planning, and Advocacy Strategy Validation workshop between 21st and 22nd March, 2017 in Accra, Ghana. The workshop brought together BNFB’s Regional Advocacy Champions, the BNFB regional and country advocacy teams, and key FARA staff with a common agenda of addressing micronutrient malnutrition in Africa through biofortification.

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