Bill Gates to back farm research projects

Published: 29 January 2018

"Cutting-edge" agriculture research projects in Edinburgh are to be backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Mr Gates will join International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt for an event at the University of Edinburgh. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funded research into improved livestock health. 

The science and research being led by the great minds here in Edinburgh are making huge strides in improving the health and productivity of livestock.

Bill Gates, Co-founder, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

 

Mr Gates arrives in Edinburgh after attending the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos. Speaking ahead of the visit, he added: "For over a billion people living in the world's poorest countries, agriculture and livestock are a lifeline out of poverty.  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's investment of $40m will help GALVmed make vaccines, medicines and diagnostics accessible to millions of the world's poorest smallholder farmers..."

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