Afghan Food Crisis Program Gets World Bank Backing

The World Bank will grant USD8 million to boost Afghanistan’s food security. The assistance, drawn from the bank’s new Global Food Crisis Response Program, will rehabilitate small irrigation schemes to increase cereal production in the landlocked Asian nation amid drought and food shortages. The Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development will implement the program. (“Government of Afghanistan and the World Bank sign agreement: Afghanistan Food Crisis Response Project” - World Bank, Sept. 11, 2008)

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