Deserving of Philanthropy Dollars — Gates Foundation Supports IRRI

This past week I’ve seen a lot of talk about philanthropic efforts different companies are engaged in.  I’m very proud of the work my company is doing in supporting the education of rice & wheat breeders — these two crops provide a significant part of the diets of many of the world’s poor.  We also have an incredible project in water efficiency maize for Africa (WEMA).

Here’s a video clip from the International Rice Research Institute that helps you understand their work & the importance of it.

In this clip, one of the Gates Foundation folks explains their support of the organization as a philanthropic organization.

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I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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