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US AID Budget for Plant Biotechnology - Senate Calls for $30 M Funding

The United States Senate Appropriations Committee recommends up to $30,000,000 for plant and biotechnology research and development programs to improve food security and income generation, particularly in Africa and Asia.

The Committee supports consideration of funding the sustainable food security and global poverty reduction activities of the International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center. The Committee recommends $29,000,000 for CRSPs. The Committee supports research and development of salt-resistant crops. The Committee notes the benefits of ridge tillage land use systems in sustainable development in West and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Full report at http://appropriations.senate.gov/News/2008_07_21_FY_2009_

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