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Globally, malnutrition, both from the perspective of sub-feeding and overweight, increases more and more and, as a consequence, generates negative effects on children's health, well-being and cognitive development.

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The University of California, Davis, will lead a new global research program to build and test ways to overcome some of the biggest remaining challenges for lifting and keeping rural families out of poverty in developing countries. 

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As a result of scientific studies execute during three agricultural campaigns, the National Institute of Agricultural Innovation (INIA)  identified a variety of purple corn with high yield potential and higher content of anthocyanins, a pigment that gives it its characteristic color and antioxidant properties.

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Scientists are creating a “super potato”, fortified with iron and zinc, in a bid to tackle malnutrition in developing countries. Potato is a staple crop in many parts of the world and researchers at the International Potato Centre (CIP) in Peru believe that a biofortified variety could have an important role to play in improving diets.

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Agriculture has everything to be the next great stage of the technological revolution.