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Global farm research consortium doubles funding to $1 billion

By Megan Rowling | Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:30 AM
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's largest partnership of agricultural research organisations has doubled its annual funding in the last five years, raising it to $1 billion this year from $860 million in 2012 and $500 million in 2008, the CGIAR consortium said on Wednesday.

The increase in donor backing - for scientific research to increase crop harvests and improve farming ...

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