Gates Foundation Supports Farmers in Africa, India

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has provided USD120 million worth of grants to support the development of sustainable agriculture in Africa and India,

reports. Approximately USD15 million of the sum will go to the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa to help it structure policies to improve farmer productive, expand the market for local crops and strengthen property rights, while the International Potato Center will get USD12.25 million. Other recipients of the grants include local farmers that supply school feeding programs, a farmer radio network in Africa, and a land and water management project in India.

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