DfID Asked to Increase Agriculture Commitments

The U.K. Department for International Development should prioritize agriculture in its anti-poverty programs by channeling at least 10 percent of its foreign assistance budget to farming and agriculture technology-related projects, Guardian reports, quoting a study from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development. Authors of the study also encouraged DfID to invest more in the fields of science and technology, particularly by building African centers of excellence in the two fields.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.