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Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International

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Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (Africa Harvest) is a Kenya-based nonprofit organization founded in January 2002 by the outspoken advocate of genetic engineering, Florence Wambugu. According to its website, its purpose is "to promote the use of advanced science and technology products to improve agricultural productivity among Africa’s farmers, and free Africans from poverty, hunger and malnutrition."[1] The organization receives donations from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Gates-influenced group Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, the pesticide lobby organization CropLife International, as well as the United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development and the CGIAR international agricultural research center, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics.[2]

Projects

As of 2010, the organization's main projects were:[3]

Donors

In 2010:[4]

"The Africa Harvest total grant income was US $3.201 Million in 2010. The revenue was mainly restricted donations from 11 donors and many individuals:

Contact Information

Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (AHBFI)

Kenya Office:

  • 3rd Floor, Whitefield Place
  • School Lane, Westlands
  • P.O. Box 642
  • Village Market 00621
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ph: 254-20-444-1113/5/6
  • Fax: 254-20-444-1121

South Africa Office:

  • 18 Tudor Park, 61 Hillcrest Avenue
  • Blaigwore, Randburg
  • P.O. Box 3655
  • Pinegowrie 2123
  • Gauteng, South Africa
  • Ph: 27 11-781-4447
  • Fax: 27 11-886-0152

Washington, D.C. Office:

  • 1025 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 1012
  • Washington, DC 20036
  • Ph: 1-202-828-1215
  • Fax: 1-202-857-9799

Toronto Office:

  • Scotia Plaza
  • 40 King Street West, Suite 3100
  • Toronto, ON, Canada M5H 3Y2
  • Ph: +1 416-865-6600
  • Fax: +1 416-865-6636

Web: [http//www.africaharvest.org http//www.africaharvest.org]

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

References

  1. About Us, Africa Harvest, Accessed February 18, 2012.
  2. 2010 Annual Report, Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International.
  3. 2010 Annual Report, Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International.
  4. 2010 Annual Report, Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International.

External resources

External articles