Diagnostics For All to Develop Three New Agricultural Tests | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$2.99 million grant awarded to develop low-cost tests to identify spoiled milk and infected maize and to boost productivity of African farmers
BOSTON -- Diagnostics for All (DFA) announced today that it has received a US$2.99 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK’s Department for International Development. The two-year grant will fund development of three agricultural diagnostic tests that support livestock health and have the potential to dramatically improve productivity and health among smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
“I am delighted that we are now able to apply our broad low-cost, easy-to-use testing platform for agricultural purposes in addition to our strong human health program,” said Dr. Una Ryan, chief executive officer of DFA. “Our goal is to boost the production and improve the safety of two important foods – cow’s milk and maize – and increase smallholder farmer income.”
To read the full press release, visit the Diagnostics for All website.