In India, HarvestPlus Implements Massive Iron Fortified Pearl Millet Seed Distribution
|Farmer in India in his field of pearl millet|
HarvestPlus's new iron fortified pearl millet variety was created using traditional hybridization methods. In addition to higher levels of iron, it is a variety that increases yields. Officially known as ICTP 8203-Fe, its "nickname" is iron fortified "pearl millet" because of its slate gray-colored grains.
For more see:
"Propelling Pearl Millet with the Private Sector," HarvestPlus Press Release, 5 June 2012.