Iron Beans in East Africa


Rwanda will host the Second Global Conference on Biofortification from March 31 to April 2, 2014.  Farmers in the country have been growing iron beans since 2012, when five varieties were released. To date more than 270,000 Rwandan farming households – or 15 percent of rural farmers in the country – are growing and eating this nutritious crop. Iron >> Read more

“A Green Economy is More than Sustainable Development”

Shenggen Fan

In a New Agriculturist Q&A published today, IFPRI’s Director General Shenngen Fan answered questions about agriculture and the green economy in the context of the recently-wrapped United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20). "A green economy is more than sustainable development," he said. "It is an economy that pursues growth and development objectives while also >> Read more