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Humanitarian Board Member Dr Howarth Bouis


HarvestPlus, Washington DC, USA

Howarth Bouis has a BA in economics from Stanford University and an MA and PhD from Stanford University's Food Research Institute. In his position as Director of HarvestPlus, he coordinates an interdisciplinary, global alliance of research centers and implementing agencies to biofortify 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 Future Harvest Centers, including their national agricultural research system partners, and in the human nutrition community – through publications, seminars, workshops, symposiums, and fund raising. His past research has concentrated on understanding how economic factors affect food demand and nutrition outcomes, particularly in Asia.

Howarth Bouis
Dr Bouis is the director of HarvestPlus, an international, interdisciplinary, research program that seeks to reduce micronutrient malnutrition by harnessing the powers of agriculture and nutrition research to breed nutrient dense staple foods.

As Director of HarvestPlus, Dr Bouis holds a joint appointment at the International Food Policy Research institute (Washington DC) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture CIAT (Cali, Colombia).

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