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Iowa State University withdraws from advisory role in project

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Iowa State University will no longer be an adviser on an agricultural project in Tanzania.

The project is led by Iowa-based AgriSol Energy.

The university made the announcement Friday. A dean for the university says the school has withdrawn because of the time spent "countering misrepresentations," she said about the university's involvement.

The plan, which originally including leasing occupied land by 160,000 refugees, gained criticism over the past few months.

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