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Collaborative International Training Program on “Biofortification: A Key to Nutritional Security” – MANAGE

MANAGE is a premiere Institute of the country engaged in capacity development activities; Management Education; Policy Research and Advocacy; Knowledge Management; implementing Central Sector Schemes like Agri - Clinics  and Agri-Business Centres (ACABC), Diploma in Agricultural Extension Services for Input Dealers (DAESI) Program, Gender in Agriculture, Nutritional Security & Urban Agriculture, etc., promoting both public and private extension and is involved in policy advocacy and implementation. Deficiencies in micronutrients such as zinc, iron and vitamin A External website that opens in a new window can cause profound and irreparable damage to the body—blindness, growth stunting, mental retardation, learning disabilities, low work capacity, and even premature death. Biofortification of staple crops is an effective option to reach large numbers of rural poor scattered across isolated areas of Africa and South Asia. After the initial outlay of funds, the recurrent costs are minimal. Biofortification of staple crops is a cost-effective method to reach tens of millions of people on a sustainable basis. The advantages of biofortification are many.

In this background, an International training program on “Biofortification: A Key to Nutritional Security”” is scheduled during July 12-14, 2021 in collaboration with Harvest Plus India, Hyderabad, through Online mode.

Interested national and international persons may register for the program by 9th July 2021. The registration can be done https://www.manage.gov.in/trgModule/emailRegn.asp?tpno=EJG&tpyear=FDFE External website that opens in a new window

 

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