World Food Programme in Africa

Published on 10 January 2011

World food prices rose to a record high last month on higher sugar, grain and oilseed costs and food prices may rise more unless the world grain crop increases "significantly" this year. Despite the bleak outlook the agricultural sector in Africa is receiving a significant boost. Last year the World Food Programme purchased 328 million US dollars worth of food from countries in Africa and the number is set to grow during the course of this year.

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