Bio Fortified Iron OFSP Malawi

2019-02-18 22:49:16 | BioPortfolio


To combat Iron deficiency in Low and Middle-Income Countries, sustainable food-based solutions have to be implemented to serve populations, not only individuals. One solution is the introduction of iron biofortified staple crops on market level. Before market level introduction, we need to assess the iron bioavailability of the new biofortified breed. In our study this is the iron from a new bio fortified Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato breed.

In this study we compare the fractional and total iron absorption of a normal Orange Flesh Sweet Potato variety and a high-iron bio fortified variety in Malawian women of reproductive age with marginal iron status.

Study Design




Orange Flesh Sweet Potato High Iron and Orange Flesh Sweet Potato Control


Training and Research Unit of Excellence, University of Malawi


Not yet recruiting


Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

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