To achieve its goal to promote the well being of humanity through smart globalization, the Rockefeller Foundation funds a portfolio of initiatives that link and interlink to achieve meaningful and measurable impact. Rockefeller Foundation initiatives are meant to draw on the foundation’s commitment to nurture innovation, pioneer new fields, expand access to and distribution of resources, empower beneficiaries to cultivate and spread progress in their countries, and, ultimately, generate sustainable impact on individuals, institutions, and communities. The foundation has a long history of agricultural support for research and training in Africa. Grantees have included RUFORUM, which was established by the foundation; the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), which was created with joint support by the Rockefeller and Gates foundations; Sokoine University of Agriculture; University of KwaZulu Natal; Rwanda Agricultural Board; Kenya Agricultural Research Institute; and Makerere University, among others.
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