Guinea: Rural communities to benefit from new food security initiative

| March 2, 2015

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Tens of thousands of rural Guineans will receive training on how to prevent the spread of Ebola, and support to produce food and generate income.

As part of the new initiative, the government of Guinea, the World Bank, and FAO will invest $5 million U.S. in FAO’s Ebola Response Program. The initiative aims to help rural households whose livelihoods and food supplies are severely threatened by Ebola.

Bukar Tijani is the FAO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa. He says the funding is aimed at communities “whose already precarious situation of chronic food insecurity has been exacerbated by Ebola-related disruptions to farm labour, agricultural production and food markets.”

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