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UN "alarmed" at Lack of Support for Agricultural Needs

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Friday, 12 February 2010 15:48
As UN agencies met in Rome to discuss the response to the earthquake in Haiti, General Jacques Diouf, of the Food and Agriculture Organization issued a stark warning:
“At a time when Haiti is facing a major food crisis we are alarmed at the lack of support to the agricultural component of the Flash Appeal,”
The UN issued a flash appeal for $575 million after the earthquake, $23 million of which was for the agricultural program, however, Diouf added:
"[O]nly 8 per cent of this sum has so far been funded."
and:
"The economic and social reconstruction of Haiti requires a revival of food production and massive investment in rural areas."

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