With a packet of seeds, a stream of water and a prepaid remittance card the United Nations is racing against the clock to help Haiti recover from the triple whammy of four successive hurricanes, soaring food prices and the impact of the global economic downturn. The UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is working with the rural poor on two key challenges - boosting agricultural production and supporting remittance programs - with simple yet innovative solutions: a bag of seeds and a card that cuts the costs of sending cash home. (UN News Service)

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