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Price monitoring and analysis country brief - Pakistan







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    Rice prices have been rising in the last months but stabilized in January while wheat flour prices, although remained stable, were very high, mainly due to import dependence. Although food security has improved, poor groups particularly children suffer from high levels of malnutrition. Agencies are concerned over a serious food security situation. Over 1 million people were affected by floods earlier in the year in the east and central parts of the country. Flooding damaged also paddy crop i n the main (Maha) season, but rice output for 2011 was still good. The Government is supporting domestic production through wheat import duties and incentives for farmers such as input subsidies and irrigation development.
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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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    Price monitoring and analysis country brief - Bolivia 2011
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    Prices of rice, yellow maize and wheat flour have shown a decreasing trend in recent months thanks to the new harvest in March 2011. Food security was expected to improve but agencies report high prevalence of undernourishment and a situation of serious hunger. Localized food insecurity was reported due to extreme weather conditions which have constrained access to food in isolated rural communities. The government has put in place measures to support farmers' access to credit and to impro ve water infrastructure for agriculture. It has also assisted people requiring food assistance in areas hit by the cold waive.

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