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Nepal Food Security Country Briefs, June-August 2010







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    Cambodia Food Security Country Briefs, June-August 2010 2010
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    Prices of rice have generally been stable since the beginning of 2010, but are higher than the pre-high food crises period. Political tensions with Thailand continue. Moreover Cambodia's paddy crop was adversely affected by late rains and this could result in higher levels of food insecurity. GIEWS assessed that there is generally satisfactory food security throughout the country while other agencies agree that in the long term hunger will increase. The Government has implemented the Recta ngular Strategy-Phase II to scale up rice production and has expanded social protection programmes to support vulnerable people.
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    Sri Lanka Food Security Country Briefs, June-August 2010 2010
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    Bumper harvest has lead to significant drop in rice prices; on the other hand wheat prices have increased, mainly due to policy interventions on wheat imports; The government is continuing the resettlement process, but the country is undergoing some political tensions; Overall food security has improved thanks to a record paddy harvest which has lowered rice prices; The government is supporting domestic production with inputs and taxation of wheat imports.
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    Ethiopia Food Security Country Briefs, June-August 2010 2010
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    Cereal prices are steady or declining in recent months, however they remain high compared to historic levels. Border tensions have not decreased. Moreover floods have damaged crops and affected people's livelihoods. An estimated 5.2 million people still depend on emergency food assistance and agencies agree on a severe situation of high hunger in the long term. The Government continues to support producers and vulnerable people through safety net programmes; in addition it has lifted the e xport ban on sorghum and maize.

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