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Farm Researcher CGIAR Budget Rises to $1 Billion in Hunger Fight

CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural research partnership, said its funding rose to $1 billion this year, double the group’s budget five years ago amid increased government concern about food security.

Money from donors including the U.S. and the World Bank is helping expand basic research, such as mapping the genome of food crops including millet, pigeon peas and cassava to develop improved varieties, CGIAR Chief Executive Officer Frank Rijsberman said by phone from Montpellier, France.