Mauritania, Japan sign US$ 5.5m agreement on food security

Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian Minister of Economic Affairs and Development, Sidi Ould Tah, and the Ambassador of Japan to Mauritania, Hiroshi Azuma, on Wednesday signed a financial agreement, worth US$ 5.5 million, earmarked for support to food security in the African country, PANA reported here Thursday, qhoting official sources.

Japan's support follows an appeal from the Mauritanian government to international partners to help it cope with its cereal deficit caused by the drought.

The poor rainy season in 2011 has caused severe drought in Mauritania which resulted in cereal deficit of up to 50% in national production.

Also under the agreement, Mauritania will implement its "Espoir 2012" emergency plan.
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22 december 2011 19:20:54




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