FAO plans food security programme for Gabon

Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation will implement a special food security programme for Gabon starting early 2003, the organisation's Director General, Jacques Diouf, announced here Monday.
Diouf, who is on a two-day working visit to Gabon, said it was regrettable that "this thinly populated country imports every year food products worth 134 million dollars".
He felt the situation was "unexplainable" because Gabon has "land, water and very fertile forest zones".
Five provinces will serve as pilot areas for the launch of the food security programme before it is extended to the rest of the country in 2004, Diouf said.

26 Agosto 2002 23:59:00

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