Realizing the issue of ‘Starvation’, ASSOCHAM is organizing a Webinar on ‘Biofortification: A path to Sustainable Diet’ on October 1, 2021, 2 PM IST onward in affiliation with HarvestPlus & GAIN.
The session will concentrate on the importance of biofortification in preventing hidden starvation, creating consciousness about biofortified crops at present out there, understanding the connection between biofortification and different strategies of meals enrichment, and understanding the agricultural advantages of biofortified crops.
Greater than 2 billion individuals worldwide endure from “hidden starvation,” whereby they fail to acquire sufficient micronutrients (nutritional vitamins and minerals) from the meals they eat. Along with that, the COVID-19 pandemic is undermining vitamin the world over, significantly in low- and middle-income international locations.
It’s estimated that COVID-19 will end in a further 2.6 million chronically malnourished kids by 2022, reversing the reducing curve for the primary time in three many years.
It’s also pertinent to notice that Indian diets are usually dominated by staples reminiscent of rice and wheat, with restricted dietary diversification towards micronutrient-rich meals like fruits, greens, and animal supply meals. The introduction of biofortified staples into the food system may help enhance diets significantly.
In truth, biofortification is extremely cost-effective generally is a key food-based method to deal with malnourishment and micronutrient deficiency, particularly amongst low-income households who can not afford high-value foods. By this course of, the nutrient density of meals crops is elevated with out sacrificing any traits.
PM Narendra Modi additionally endorses biofortification as an efficient approach to deal with widespread micronutrient deficiency which primarily targets low-income smallholder farming households. No single intervention will handle all micronutrient deficiencies, and biofortification enhances current interventions, reminiscent of supplementation and industrial meals fortification.
Thus, robust coverage assist from the federal government and partnerships would additional improve the adoption and acceptance of biofortified crops.
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