About Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations (Gates Ag One)

Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations (Gates Ag One) is a non-profit organization that accelerates breakthrough agricultural research to meet the urgent and neglected needs of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Out of the conviction that all lives have equal value, Gates Ag…

What is Nitrogen Fixation?

Researchers are working on crop solutions by harnessing what history and nature have already suggested are possible. Giving non-legume crops the same ability to bond with helpful nitrogen fixing bacteria as legumes has the potential to unlock benefits for this generation and beyond. Learn more about this fascinating area of scientific discovery.
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Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations Teams Up with Australia’s CSIRO to Progress Crop Research for Smallholder Farmers

Jun. 15, 2023 — Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations (Gates Ag One) is working with Australia’s national science agency to boost staple crop yields and incomes for smallholder farmers in Africa. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has been instrumental in developing improved varieties of important staple crops that are able to withstand threats from pests and diseases and climate change.