News Digest Item
13 Dec 2017

“EU and Gates foundation pledge 500 million euros for innovation in agriculture”


The EU and the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation will work together on an initiative to drive research and innovation in agricultural and food systems in developing countries, Georgi Gotev reports for EurActiv. EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica said the project was an excellent example of public-private cooperation to mobilise funding for the fight against climate change. The research initiative may include the use of genetically modified plants, something that Bill Gates sees as a solution to food shortages in Africa resulting from climate change, Gotev writes.

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