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 former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.