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Crop Biotech Update

Vitamin A Maize for Southern China

November 18, 2011

HarvestPlus China, in partnership with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, is developing and distributing high micronutrient and locally-adapted varieties of rice, wheat, maize, and sweet potato to help improve the lives of farming families in China. This was discussed during the Maize Field Day, a field trip that aimed to educate participants about the high vitamin A maize, and the Annual Harvest Plus-China Meeting held in Yunnan Province, China.

The maize was tested by HarvestPlus-China for the past two years and they expect that it will be the first high yielding vitamin A maize in China. HarvestPlus-China will continue to work with local farmers and promote the adoption of this nutritious crop.

For more details about Vitamin A maize in China, visit http://www.harvestplus.org/content/vitamin-maize-southern-china.