n South African Food Review - Seeds of hope? : African focus

Volume 39, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0379-6000



Along with spending billions of dollars on better healthcare for the world's poor, Bill Gates is increasingly turning his attention to Africa's struggling small farmers. The founder of Microsoft is presenting the use of more GM crops to farmers as a possible tool to increase yields and relieve world hunger. He's already invested some $27 million (around R206 million) into Monsanto, one of the biotech companies that is a subcontractor of the Nairobi-based African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF).

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