EU Gives More Funds for FAO

The European Union will provide 13.2 million euros to support the Food and Agriculture Organization in boosting agricultural production in developing countries. Photo by: Ray Witlin / World Bank

The European Union is providing another 13.2 million euros (USD15.8 million) to support the Food and Agriculture Organization in boosting agricultural production in developing countries that are worst-hit by rising food prices, Relief Web reports.  

The funds would come from EU’s food facility. This would bring total grants under the food facility channeled through FAO to 228 million euros.

The sum includes 7.5 million euros for Bangladesh to promote food security to more than 80,000 farmers, livestock holders and fishermen; 3 million euros for Niger, which was hit hard by the drought that ravaged harvests in the Sahel region; and 2.7 million euros for a program to eradicate rinderpest, an infectious viral animal disease that has caused famine in Asia, Africa and Europe.

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