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Gates Foundation works to boost food production | AlertNet

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb 27 Reuters – Amid global unrest over food security, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said Sunday it was forging a new effort to support agricultural research projects in Africa and Asia aimed at helping small farmers increase crop yields and farm incomes.

The Gates Foundation, which is already a force in agricultural research and development in Africa, said it would donate $70 million to a new collaboration that will focus on addressing threats to food production in the developing world, including crop diseases, pests, poor soils and harsh weather.

The Gates Foundation has a long history in agricultural development, spending over $2 billion for projects in developing countries.

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