The World Food Prize Foundation

2016 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Howarth Bouis

2016 World Food Prize Laureate

Dr. Howarth Bouis, 2016 World Food Prize laureate, is the founder of HarvestPlus (within the International Food Policy Research Institute – IFPRI), a global multi-sector, multidisciplinary effort to improve nutrition and public health through crop biofortification. Dr. Bouis pioneered the implementation of a multi-institutional approach to biofortification as a global plant breeding strategy. As a result of Dr. Bouis’ leadership, crops such as iron and zinc fortified beans, rice, wheat and pearl millet, and Vitamin A-enriched cassava, maize and OFSP are being tested or released in over 40 countries.

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