The International Fund for Agricultural Development will provide a

to help minimize Mauritania's dependence on food imports. The package consists of a loan and a grant worth USD6 million each. It will be used to develop the country's food production under a project that aims to add value to cheese, butter, vegetables and other raw products produced by Mauritanian farmers.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.