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Thousands to Benefit in Food and Nutrition Project

Date Published: 
03/02/2009
Summary: 

Thousands of vulnerable people in the Republic of Congo are expected to benefit from a three-year food and nutrition project. "This project will ensure the rights of very vulnerable populations to food and nutrition," said Lamin Manneh, the UN resident coordinator in the ROC. At least 800,000 children under-five, 160,000 pregnant and nursing women, as well as farmers and livestock keepers and children in 200 primary schools will benefit from the project. [...] The project is expected to help in fighting hunger, malnutrition and poverty by increasing agro-pastoral production and farming incomes. It will be implemented by the UN World Food Programme, UNICEF and FAO.