Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 SAA-HarvestPlus Online SideEvent on 6 Dec 2021


Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA), an international NGO dedicated to supporting sustainable agricultural development in Africa and HarvestPlus, a global program focused on improving nutrition, health, and livelihoods in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) will co-host a symposium ( on promoting and scaling up the reach of biofortified staple crops on the occasion of the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021.

HarvestPlus, which is part of the CGIAR, is a leader in the development and promotion of biofortified crops that are conventionally bred to be rich in essential micronutrients (specifically vitamin A, iron and zinc). SAA has been disseminating improved agricultural technologies to smallholder farmers in Africa since 1986 by enhancing national agricultural extension systems. In SAA’s new five-year strategy formulated this year, "nutrition sensitive agriculture" became the third strategic pillar alongside regenerative agriculture and market-oriented agriculture.

In this symposium, the two organizations will share their respective experiences, challenges, lessons, and potential opportunities in empowering rural communities in LMICs to access and grow biofortified crops, and identify a way forward for scaling up. In addition, representatives of SAA and HarvestPlus will discuss their new partnerhip aimed at accelerating scale up of biofortification in Africa.

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