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Global Research Network Raises $1 Billion for Its Centers

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Science  03 Jan 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6166, pp. 17
DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6166.17

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An international network of agricultural research centers has achieved the ambitious goal of doubling its budget in 5 years, to $1 billion. The increased funding was spurred by internal reforms and rising public interest in food security and will allow the 15 centers to focus on coping with climate change and improving nutrition and health.