The HarvestZinc Fertilizer Project has been developed under HarvestPlus Program in three Phases. The first 2 Phases lasted for 6 years, from 2008 to 2014. The 3rd Phase of the project was started on 1st of January 2015 and expected to take 3 years.
In the period of 2008 to 2014, the project had accomplished its objectives and produced novel results and insights of practical relevance and importance. The results reveal the feasibility of the fertilizer strategy and its vast potential in alleviating zinc (Zn) deficiency and positively impact on human health. Hence, it has been decided to continue this highly promising fertilizer project due to its great potential to create large short and longer term practical impacts and contribute to and complement the “biofortification concept” in selected target countries.