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Re: Improving the nutritional impact of public food systems

17.09.2012

Salomeyesudas,

It sounds like you are doing some interesting work. At HarvestPlus, we are also concerned about the malnutrition situation in India. In May, a high-iron version of pearl millet was commercialized by Nirmal Seeds and is being sold to farmers in Maharashtra. We are also working with a variety of partners to introduce pearl millet into the public distribution scheme. In the future, we plan to study the nutrition and public health impact that iron pearl millet could have if distributed through this important mechanism. We will post this research when it becomes available at our website: http://www.HarvestPlus.org. This may be relevant to the current effort in the Indian Parliament to introduce millets into the public distribution scheme.

Best,
Hannah Guedenet
Communications Specialist
HarvestPlus