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KMU Project launched to end zinc & iron deficiency
« on: June 12, 2019, 01:04:06 PM »
KMU Project launched to end zinc & iron deficiency
Khyber:12 June:Khyber Medical University (KMU has launched BiZiFED Project in collaboration with various international and national partners to eliminate zinc and iron deficiency in the country. The project is aimed at investigating traditional crop breeding techniques coupled with the application of nutrient-rich fertiliser to enrich wheat with essential nutrients such as zinc and iron, known as “bio-fortification”, said a press release. The outcomes of this research will provide valuable evidence for policymakers to guide decisions on the scaling up of bio-fortification on a national level. BiZiFED is an interdisciplinary and collaborative project, comprising international experts in agriculture and food systems, human nutrition and social sciences from Pakistan and the UK from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and collaborative partners Khyber Medical University (KMU), Abaseen Foundation, Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC), University of Nottingham (UoN), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), King’s College London (KCL), and the British Geological Survey (BGS).The news.
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