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June 13, 2011 - AlertNet
"Nutrient-enriched crops target 'hidden hunger'"

Megan Rowling reports on micronutrient malnutrition, which can cause stunted growth, anemia, blindness and greater susceptibility to infections like diarrhea and measles,  She presents biofortification as a promising solution to prevent this "hidden hunger". 

One example of biofortification is orange-fleshed sweetpoatato (OFSP), which HKI has been actively promoting in East Africa.  Rowling interviews Margaret Benjamin, HKI's Nutrition Program Officer in Tanzania, about the challenges of convincing communities to both cultivate and consume OFSP.

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