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Mauritania - Sharing to survive

Date Published: 
07/18/2012
Summary: 

Prolonged dry spells and erratic rains in 2011 have cut food production by 34 percent, which is a substantial loss. (..) Even when rainfall is normal, Mauritania produces less than 30 percent of the food it needs. The World Food Programme's Jane Howard said they had been unable to buy food for school meals for around 146,000 children for a project running until 2013 as the agency has been unable to raise any of the money.