Mapping for Investments in Biofortification: The Biofortification Priority Index

Biofortification is a viable strategy to improve the nutritional status of populations dependent on staple food crops for sustenance. This new interactive online tool - the Biofortification Priority Index (BPI) -focuses on three micronutrients (iron, vitamin A, and zinc) and allows the user to enter search criteria and sort and view results on a color-coded map according to crop, region, and priority for investment. The BPI will be useful to stakeholders in making investment decisions on biofortification that will have the highest payoff in reducing micronutrient deficiencies.

January 2015