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UN distributes seeds in Mauritania as part of initiative on global food crisis
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Friday, 13 June 2008
UN distributes seeds in Mauritania as part of initiative on global food crisis
Trucks loaded with more than 500 tons of seed left the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott today for six regional capitals, marking the beginning of emergency measures under an initiative by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) introduced to deal with the global food crisis.Read Full Article ...
 
UN food agency launches four-year plan for global food crisis
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Friday, 13 June 2008
UN food agency launches four-year plan for global food crisis
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced a new four-year strategic plan to tackle soaring levels of hunger caused by the global food crisis....
 
UN agency deplores killing of food convoy driver in southern Somalia
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Friday, 13 June 2008
UN agency deplores killing of food convoy driver in southern Somalia
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has condemned the murder of one of its truck drivers who was gunned down yesterday in southern Somalia while deli...
 
Myanmar urgently needs one million gallons of fuel to aid farmers - UN official
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Friday, 13 June 2008
Myanmar urgently needs one million gallons of fuel to aid farmers - UN official
A senior United Nations official says Myanmar needs one million gallons of diesel fuel to operate 5,000 tillers - farm implements used to break up the surface ...
 
Latin American, Caribbean nations must tackle effect of food crisis on poor - UN
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Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Latin American, Caribbean nations must tackle effect of food crisis on poor - UN
Mitigating the impact of rising food and fuel prices on low-income groups must be a priority for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, a senior United ...
 
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