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03 Sep 2009 description
report Africa Rice Center

Last year international rice prices jumped to record highs sparking widespread food riots in several import-dependent Africa countries

LOME, Togo (3 September 2009) - Following the shock increase in food prices, which sparked food riots in several African cities early last year, several member countries of the Africa Rice Center adopted key policy measures recommended by the Center in 2007 to support the rice sector.