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From Zambia Workshop

Yesterday the 40 or so participants split up in to nine topic area groupings. We spent most of yesterday going over the environmental considerations of each topic area and then settled down to targeting potential proposals for eventual submission to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.

The photo above is of John S., a Michigan State University professor with long experience in Mali. The central message of the presentations was he need for integration. No one solution can solve the vast number of agricultural problems in Africa and South Asia. Today, groups will start to visit one another to share ideas and explore potential linkages.

Thane

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