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Published on Mar 4, 2015
Dr. Howarth Bouis is the Director of HarvestPlus, a global research program that develops and deploys biofortified nutritious food crops to reduce hidden hunger among malnourished populations. Dr. Bouis advocates widely for improving nutrition through food-based approaches and has worked with India, China, and Brazil to promote national biofortification programs. Dr. Bouis holds a joint appointment at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, D.C. and the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Cali, Colombia. He received his B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford's Food Research Institute. He joined IFPRI, where he is based, in 1982 as a post-doctoral fellow in the Food Consumption and Nutrition Division, where he later held positions as Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow. His research has focused on how economic factors affect food demand and nutrition outcomes, particularly in Asia.