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Bill Gates tackles poverty through agriculture

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Using his sizeable influence and impressive wallet, Bill Gates and a core group of finance ministers have tried to focus the public spotlight on global poverty.

Of the total $880m (£572m) which was pledged toward a new fund to improve agriculture, the Gates Foundation put up $30m (£19.5m).

Speaking to Matt Frei at the US Treasury Department, Bill Gates explained where the money will be targeted and what he hopes it will accomplish.

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