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WASHINGTON -- The National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) through its international development program CLUSA, today announced the receipt of an $8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the livelihoods of 60,000 small scale cotton farmers in Mozambique. The grant will fund The Cotton Value Chain Improvement Project, a 5-year project aimed at increasing Mozambican farmers' cotton yields-and profits-by improving their efficiency in producing cotton.
"NCBA is enthusiastic about this opportunity from the Gates Foundation which allows us to apply our 54-years of international experience to help raise the incomes of small-scale farmers in Mozambique," said Paul Hazen, President and CEO, NCBA. "NCBA's cooperative development work focuses on organizing farmers and building their capacity in production, marketing and business management."