Billions of people, mostly in developing countries, suffer from micronutrient malnutrition, sometimes referred to as “hidden hunger”. The nutrient deficiencies most commonly associated with human health problems on a global scale are iron, zinc and iodine, but selenium and fluorine deficiencies are also widespread. Micro-enriched fertilization is considered one of the most promising ways to fight malnutrition in soils, livestock and people.
Global Landscapes Forum , 16-17 November 2013, Warsaw, Poland
Fighting malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency , Esin Mete, IFA President and CEO of Toros Agri-Industry Group, The Economist, 21 November 2013
Putting agricultural tools to work to help solve malnutrition - Blogpost by Morgane Danielou, Co-Chair of Farming First
The Future of Food and Agriculture, BIAC/TUSIAD Meeting , Esin Mete, IFA President and CEO of Toros Agri-Industry Group
Fortifying fertilizers can fortify food , Esin Mete, President of IFA
Harvest Plus , Breeding Crops for Better Nutrition
Agriculture, nutrition, health - Exploiting the links , IFPRI, December 2010 (prepared for the conference “Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health”)
The Hidden Hunger , New York Times Op-Ed by Nicholas Kristof (23 May 2009)
Farming for Health: the Future of Agriculture by Welch R.