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FAO Director-General in Swaziland amid food crisis
FAO will help cash-strapped farmers in Swaziland to purchase seeds in time for the next planting season, Director-General Jacques Diouf said today. Diouf was speaking to reporters while visiting a school-based farming project in Boyane, near the capital, Mbabane. He said the UN agency was preparing to deliver emergency assistance to farmers under its Initiative on Soaring Food Prices (ISFP).
The cost of food like rice and maize meal, fuel and other basic supplies has risen so sharply in recent months that many Swazi farmers cannot afford to buy the seeds and other agricultural inputs they need. This in turn puts them at risk of ending up without a harvest, without food, and without income.