Bill Gates Funds Nigerian Rice Production

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is boosting rice production in Nigeria by funding agriculture

– This is expected to make Nigeria self-sufficient in food production

– It denied the claim that Nigeria was distributing genetically-modified rice as claimed by Radio Biafra

With the price of rice hitting the roof in recent times, Nigeria can expect relief as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation revealed that it was funding six agricultural commodities value chains with emphasis on rice production.

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