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April 1st, 2009

Gates Foundation Takes on a Partner in New Venture

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be collaborating with the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) in a US$48 million partnership to fund research on ways to make crops resistant to drought, disease and pests; improve soil quality; and address ways to tackle problems limiting agricultural productivity in Africa and other poor areas of the world. Each organization will provide US$24 over the next five years. The new program, called BREAD, or Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development, is looking at using nanotechnology to "...deliver tiny amounts of fertilizer without causing environmental damage, better approaches to livestock breeding or use of remote sensors to monitor crops."

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