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Bill Gates Pledges $306 Million in Farming

Posted by africasjournal on January 25, 2008

Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland pledged $306 million in grants to help developing countries get an edge in farming. It is the first attempt by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to push agriculture worldwide. Bill Gates received a standing ovation for his generosity, and spoke diligently about the seriousness of agriculture in the third world; particularly in regards to small farms. Bono was also present at the forum for the second year, hoping to shine more light into the worlds greatest killers: hunger and disease.

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