Farming families in Bangladesh have been enjoying the benefits of zinc rice since 2013. This biofortified variety of the country’s most popular staple food can provide up to 60 percent of daily zinc needs. In addition to better nutrition, farmers can expect other benefits. Each of the four zinc rice varieties released to date boasts unique qualities, including early maturation, high yields and strong agronomic performance. More than a million Bangladeshi farmers have adopted the crop.