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Type Working Paper - HarvestPlus Working Paper
Title How cost-effective is biofortification in combating micronutrient malnutrition? An ex ante assessment
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2007
URL http://nutrinet.org/pages/downloads/documetos-HO/Biofortificacion/Harvest_Plus_Cost_Effective_Biofor​tification.pdf
Biofortification is increasingly seen as an additional tool to combat micronutrient malnutrition. This paper presents, for the first time, evidence on the costs and potential benefits of biofortification for a large number of countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We use a modification of the Disability-Adjusted Lif Years framework to conclude that the intervention can make a significant impact on the burden of micronutrient deficiencies in the developing world, and can do so in a highly cost-effective manner.

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