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The Copenhagen Consensus produces practical ideas that leaders can implement, and help us to identify and promote cost-efficient initiatives. Most importantly, however, it will serve to emphasize the importance of collective action."

- Oscar Arias, President of Costa Rica and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

The Copenhagen Consensus’s 2007 'top five ‘ranking of biofortification has aided our work tremendously. Nobel Laureates and some of the world’s top economists affirming biofortification’s cost effectiveness in reducing vitamin and mineral deficiencies  has brought greater visibility to our efforts to improve nutrition. While it is difficult to quantify this impact, our annual funding has doubled since 2007. Biofortification is now prominent in national and international discussions about ways to better link agriculture and nutrition.  All this is helping us reach our goal of getting healthier staple foods to 50 million people by 2018."

- Howarth E. Bouis, Director of HarvestPlus