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Uganda Releases Biofortified Beans to Address Iron Deficiency Anemia

The government of Uganda has rolled-out five high iron bean varieties in an attempt to address national iron deficiency anemia especially among women, children, and infants. In Uganda, beans are a main source of protein, making them ideal for biofortification. In the next season, HarvestPlus with support from USAID, Feed the Future, and other partners, plans to multiply the high iron bean varieties and disseminate the beans through government institutions, NGOs, and seed companies.

HarvestPlus, August 2016