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Friday, July 22, 2011

Rockefeller boosts Africa food production with N10.6billion

A United States-based think tank, Rockefeller Foundation has set aside $70 million, about N10.667billion to enhance food production in Africa as part of its objectives in proffering solutions to world's most pressing challenges, reports TheObserver.

The grants, the Vice-President of the foundation, Ms Heather Grady, said would sustainably increase agricultural productivity, enhance national and global food security and reduce greenhouse gases.

The foundation, she said, believes that supporting farmers is a priority since agric provide employment for major Africans, as majority of households depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Read more

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