Mapping for Investments in Biofortification

A new interactive online tool is now available to guide stakeholders in deciding where, and in which biofortified crops, to invest. The Biofortification Priority Index (BPI) focuses on three micronutrients—iron, vitamin A, and zinc—deemed among the most limiting in diets worldwide. New varieties of seven staple food crops that contain more of these vitamins and minerals are now widely available. The tool allows users to sort and view results on a color-coded map according to crop, region, and priority for investment. Results are ranked based on a combination of production, consumption, and micronutrient deficiency data.

HarvestPlus, January 2015