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Creative CGIAR. Rich out for the poor - Bill gates

From out of Ayn Rand's 1957 masterpiece, ATLAS SHRUGGED and, intruding into the business meeting of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, CGIAR held 7-8 December 2009 at the International Monetary Fund Headquarters, he spoke about the poor farmers as a new engine of economic growth. A climate change. The poor we shall not always have with us. A primate change. Katherine Sierra, Chair of the CGIAR, would know that the group will never be the same again. I n essence, Atlas said: "We need the rich creative minds of business working with the poor productive bodies of farmers to design and build a brave new world in the midst of climate change." Audacious, original. The words are mine but the thought is that of the one and only William "Bill" Gates, once CEO of Microsoft.
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