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    Burkina Faso Food Security Country Brief 2011
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    Grain prices, although increased since December 2010, stabilized in recent months. Food security has improved thanks to good stocks and stable prices in local markets, also production estimates report a record cereal crop which will result in improved households' access to food. Food security conditions were extremely affected by flooding in mid-2010. Moreover violence on the Ivory Coast caused disruption of trade activities and increased the influx of refugees, thereby affecting food secu rity in neighbouring regions. The government, together with international agencies, is helping the population to recover from flood-caused damages.
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    Price monitoring and analysis country brief - Bangladesh 2012
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    Rice prices decreased in the recent months thanks to good Aman and Aus production, while wheat prices continued to rise. Localized food insecurity persists. International agencies agree on a high prevalence of hunger and the need to assist people in the south west that were affected by the floods, with food and non-food items. Floods have caused extensive damages to the agricultural sector, seriously affecting some 1.3 million people. The Government provides incentives to farmers through procurement from the domestic market to amid a continued fall in prices of both rice and paddy.
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    Pakistan Food Security Country Briefs, June-August 2010 2010
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    Despite the floods, cereal prices remained stable in July and August. Wheat and wheat flour prices have risen in September in major markets of affected areas; The worst floods in history have hit Pakistan in July causing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis where extensive damages were caused to livelihoods, agriculture, livestock and infrastructure; Approximately 10 million people are in need of livelihood assistance, food aid and shelter; Agencies estimate a severe food security situation an d an alarming hunger problem in the long term; Government is supporting the flood affected population with the help of international agencies through emergency interventions.

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