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‘Old Lessons and New Paradigms’: Locating Biofortification

This book attempts to shed light on an apparent convergence on biofortification as ‘a new paradigm linking agriculture, nutrition and health’,2 and in particular on HarvestPlus. It therefore focuses on a point of intersection of two historical paths that have converged and diverged at different times and in different ways in the last 50 years: the evolution of the CGIAR as the leader and exemplar of international crop research; and a succession of attempts to generate synergies between the agricultural sector and nutrition and/or health.