34410-022: Fifth Agriculture and Natural Resources Research at CGIAR Centers (Study on Breeding for Iron-Rich Rice to Reduce Iron Deficiency Anemia in Asia --- Supplementary)

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Description

The study aims to (i) carry out agronomic research and human nutrition efficacy trials to increase the iron content of seed and iron bioavailability in rice diets; (ii) develop capacity at selected NARS (BAN, INO, PHI, VIE) for adapting iron-dense varities to local growing conditions for eventual dissemination to farmers; and (iii) support economic research to demonstrate feasiblity and cost-eefectiveness of the plant breeding strategy, and prepare a regional investment plan for rapid disseminat... Read More

Country Regional
Project Number 34410-022
Project Type or Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Closed
Approval Number TA No. 5945
Approval Date 01 Aug 2002
Geographical Location Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Viet Nam
Sector / Subsector Classification Agriculture and natural resources
/ Agriculture and Rural Sector Development
Thematic Classification Social development

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Responsible ADB Officer
Tun Lin
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Regional and Sustainable Development Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
RSAN

Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Last PDS Update
19 Feb 2008

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