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Bill Gates Supports Destructive, Corporate Africa Agenda: Study

May 24, 2016

A new report exposes how Western AID agencies including Bill Gates' are supporting controversial agribusiness policies in developing countries, especially in Africa.

Prominent Western AID donors are supporting industrial agriculture companies at the expense of local and family farmers throughout Africa, according to a new report published on Tuesday by the Oakland Institute.

The report asserts that five donors including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S., U.K., Danish, and Dutch governments are financing initiatives which compel African countries to commit to reforms that maximize corporate profits of commercial agriculture companies.

According to the 28-page document, these five donors finance the "Enabling the Business of Agriculture” (EBA) index, which was launched in 2013 to measure a country’s willingness to carry out controversial agriculture policies.