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Africa: Rice

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has allocated to the Africa Rice Centre for its New Rice for Africa project in 2008-09; and what percentage of that expenditure is on administrative costs. (220539)

This year the Department for International Development (DFID) will be making a grant of £500,000 for core funding to the African Rice Centre. It will not be earmarked. Depending upon the allocation of this grant by the centre to its different programmes some of this may be used to support the New Rice for Africa project. The percentage of the centre's overall expenditure of US$ 10,518,272 for 2007 spent on administrative costs was 24.7 per cent.