It focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty.
The foundation is working on breaking the cycles of hunger and poverty by providing small farmers with the tools and opportunities to boost their productivity, increase their incomes, and build better lives for themselves and their families.
Foundation's Agricultural Development initiative aims to help small-scale farmers in developing countries improve their productivity and gain access to markets.
2. Links to markets - Seek to link farmers to new and existing markets and provide them with access to information to support their decision-making.
3. New technologies - From traditional seed breeding to the newest biotechnologies, the partners employ a range of approaches in the search for solutions that will help small farmers.
4. Data, research, and policy analysis - This is done by supporting data collection, research and policy analysis related to agricultural development. This is critical in evaluating the impact of various approaches, getting accurate information to small farmers and assessing the effects of national and international agriculture policies.
For more information, visit: Agricultural Development Grants - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.