Nearly every other child aged under five in India is estimated to be stunted. Lack of sufficient zinc in the diet is one of the major causes of stunting.
Millions of people in northern India depend on wheat for their daily sustenance. A new variety of wheat that is rich in zinc is now available to farmers and consumers in the region.
HarvestPlus and partners are working to expand the reach and impact of zinc wheat—and other biofortified nutritious crops—in the country.
In the visually stunning, richly informative video above, we feature some of the major actors in zinc wheat promotion as we follow the variety across the value chain, from farm to plate. Sit back and enjoy the sumptuous journey!