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Funding call to protect crops in low-income countries

Protection of crops from pests and disease in low-income countries is a key focus of the latest round of funding calls from The Global Grand Challenges programme, run by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

One of the three key challenges for which proposals are sought during this round of funding is ‘Tools and Technologies for Broad-Scale Disease Surveillance of Crop Plants in Low-Income Countries.’ Applications are now open, and will run until 2 May 2018. Full details for grant-seekers are available here

Grand Challenges is a family of initiatives fostering innovation to solve key global health and development problems. You can read more background using this link, and a more detailed overview of the current funding round is here