With speakers from Zambia and Zimbabwe, British Geological Survey and London School of Health & Tropical Medicine joining those of Lancaster Environment Centre, this workshop will address the importance of biofortification (improving the nutritional quality of food crops through agronomy, plant breeding, and biotechnology practices) for African food security.

All welcome.

For catering purposes please register your interest in attending with the LEC Research Coordinator by 20th July 2017.


10:30                      Coffee Available & Welcome - Ian Dodd (Lancaster Environment Centre)

11:00-11:30            Ben Neimark (Lancaster Environment Centre)

Farmer access to new technologies: benefit or burden?

11:30-12:00            Louise Ander (British Geological Survey)

Biofortification – an effective public health intervention?

12:00-12:30            Ndashe Kapulu (Zambia Agricultural Research Institute)

Understanding drought effects on carotenoids in kernels of provitamin A maize cultivars grown in Zambia

12:30-13:00            Gabriela Toledo-Ortiz (Lancaster Environment Centre)

Engaging Mexican agrobiodiversity to develop carotenoid-rich, climate-resilient tomatoes

LUNCH 13:00-1400

14:00-14:30            Grace Manzeke (University of Zimbabwe)

Can different fertilizer formulations alleviate dietary Zn deficiency in Zimbabwe ?

14:30-15:00            Kennedy Muimui (Zambia Agricultural Research Institute)

Developing Bean Varieties with high Iron and Zinc in Zambia

15:00-15:30            Edward Joy (London School of Health & Tropical Medicine)

Selenium in Malawi: agronomic biofortification to address widespread deficiency?

15:30                       General Discussion & Concluding Remarks - Ian Dodd



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