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Howarth Bouis

Howarth Bouis is the Director of HarvestPlus, an interdisciplinary, global alliance of research centers and implementing agencies working together to develop and disseminate micronutrient-dense staple food crops and to measure their impact in improving nutrition. Since 1993, he has sought to promote “biofortification” activities both within the Centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), including their partner National Agricultural Research and Extension Systems (NARES), and in the human nutrition community -- through publications, seminars, workshops, symposiums, and fund-raising. As Director of HarvestPlus, Dr. Bouis holds a joint appointment at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (Cali, Colombia) and the International Food Policy Research institute (Washington, D.C.). His past research has concentrated on understanding how economic factors affect food demand and nutrition outcomes, particularly in Asia. Howarth Bouis received his B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University's Food Research Institute.

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