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Rockefeller to End Network After 15 Years of Success

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Science  19 Nov 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5444, pp. 1468-1469
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5444.1468

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PHUKET, THAILAND-- The Rockefeller Foundation is closing the books on an ambitious $100 million effort to develop and disseminate new molecular tools to improve rice, leaving as its legacy a community of rice researchers that has created more prolific, robust, and nutritious strains. The foundation has decided to shift its agricultural resources to problems facing subsistence farmers, with an emphasis on traits rather than specific crops and a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.