Gates Foundation Provides Farm Aid for Africa

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has offered USD2.4 million to help breed cassava varieties that are resistant to the cassava brown streak disease in sub-Saharan Africa,

reports. The four-year funding will be administered by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in partnership with the Agricultural Research Institute of Tanzania and the National Agricultural Research Organization of Uganda.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a staff writer, Rizza focuses mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID. She covers breaking business news particularly at the ADB and has conducted interviews with specialists from the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank and other top players in international development. Rizza also contributes to the daily Development Newswire and other Devex publications.