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COLOMBO More than 900 households in 22 villages across northern Sri Lanka have today received rice paddy storage units, parboiling vessels and rice flour mills from the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to support post-harvest stock management and food processing activities.
ROME -- The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) today congratulated G20 leaders gathered at the summit in Cannes, for taking concrete and critical actions to ensure the flow of food assistance to vulnerable people hit by high food prices, hunger and humanitarian crises. The G20 agreed that humanitarian food purchased by WFP will not be subject to export restrictions or extraordinary taxes.
“Cambodia’s worst floods in more than a decade have forced people from their homes and destroyed their crops. Now, with the price of rice on the rise, the poorest households face the prospect of not having enough to eat. Food support is needed now, and will be needed in the months ahead, as people recover from this disaster.” WFP Cambodia Country Director, Jean-Pierre de Margerie
“Recurrent natural disasters are exacerbating the food security situation of both rural and urban populations in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, which are also suffering the impact of high food prices.” WFP Regional Director, Gemmo Lodesani
Cooperatives offer opportunities that smallholders could not achieve individually. Rome -- Smallholder farmers gain big benefits from agricultural cooperatives including bargaining power and resource sharing that lead to food security and poverty reduction for millions, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Program (WFP) stressed today on the occasion of the launch of the International Year of Cooperatives 2012 (IYC) in New York.

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