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Better Yields for Better Lives

How does a country ensure a future powered by healthy citizens? It starts with making sure young children are properly nourished. MSU researcher and Guatemalan native Luis Flores is partnering to bring new farming practices to his homeland to help reverse the trend of staggering malnutrition. The USAID-funded project MASFRIJOL, meaning “more beans,” is helping local farmers maximize bean yields to improve children’s diets during the critical first 1,000 days of life.

Video by Kevin Epling * Photo by Kurt Stepnitz
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