Fresh funding to be reinvested to help small farmers create new varieties of drought-tolerant maize, livestock vaccines and training.

This article titled “Bill Gates pledges $200m to boost smallholder farmer productivity” was written by Mark Tran, for Guardian Weekly on Friday 24th February 2012 07.00 UTC

Bill Gates announced nearly $200m in grants to reinvest in projects aimed at helping smallholder farmers as he called on the big UN food agencies to work together to create a global productivity target for small farmers.

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has committed more than $2bn to smallholder farmers since 2006, and the latest funds will be reinvested in projects covering new varieties of drought-tolerant maize, vaccines for livestock and training for agro-dealers to equip and train farmers.

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