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11/07/2008

Planting Underway in Burkina Faso - FAO Initiative Focuses on Local Production to Offset High Prices

FAO is moving into the final stages of an intensive month-long distribution of millet, sorghum, maize, cowpea and peanut seeds to 33 000 farmers in the regions of Burkina Faso that have been hardest-hit by a devastating combination of soaring food prices and severe weather that has vastly reduced the local food supply.

Prices across the region have been increasing steadily over the past two years, mirroring the outside pressures from international markets.

More information at : http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2008/1000881/index.html