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23 Jan 2009 description
report World Bank
  • Madrid high-level meeting assesses progress in overcoming the food crisis

    - World Bank has disbursed $500 million of fund to boost agriculture, safety nets and budget support in hard-hit countries

    - Some $866 million in projects is pending; another $230 million pledged to fund

    - Top goal is increasing agricultural productivity to promote food security

    Six months ago, Aida Satybaldev and her husband Urmat told social workers they could no longer afford to feed their four children.