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Can Bill Gates Help Africa Feed Itself?

September 26, 2008

By VIVIENNE WALT / PARIS

The global economy might be reeling from the shakeout on Wall Street, but two of the world’s richest businessmen are vowing to spend tens of millions of dollars more – not on bolstering their own companies, but in helping the world’s poorest. With Congress locked in talks over a mammoth bailout package, Bill Gates and Howard Buffett (Warren’s oldest son) announced at the United Nations on Wednesday that their private foundations will plow more than $75 million into helping small farmers in Africa and Latin America to sell their crops as food aid – a move which could potentially overhaul the decades-old – and often criticized – global food aid system.

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