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Experiences of MasAgro Beyond the Border: CIMMYT and Semilla Nueva Promote Sustainable Intensification of Family Farming in Guatemala

Curt Bowen | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Curt Bowen

In 2010, myself and several social entrepreneurs and agronomists from Guatemala and the United States formed Semilla Nueva. Our mission was to find new growing techniques for Guatemala's grain farmers that could simultaneously increase incomes and rebuild soils.

Partnering to Empower Poor Farming Families and Ensure Global Food Security

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

There is an African proverb that captures the importance of partnerships in the work we do at the Gates Foundation: "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others."

Bill Gates Invests $25 Million In Controversial GM Crop Center

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 02.15.2013 | Green

TEXCOCO, Mexico -- The research center largely responsible for launching the "green revolution" of the 1960s that dramatically raised crop yields is g...