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USAID to give FAO $650,000

USAID to give FAO $650,000

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Apr 24, 2011 - 17:30

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The United States said on Sunday it would provide the UN Food and Agricultureinfo-icon Organisation (FAO) with $650,000 (29.5 million afghanis) for coordination of emergency food security activities in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

In line with a recent agreement between the USAIDinfo-icon and FAO, the contribution will fund humanitarian coordination and information management activities. 

"These activities include support for the Emergency Food Security Cluster at the country level and the compilation of baseline food security datainfo-icon and analysis to inform appropriate emergency response measures," the USAID said in a statement.

US Ambassador to the UN Agencies in Rome, Ertharin Cousin, welcomed the contribution, stating: "FAO has a proven track record in emergency food security and agriculture coordination activities in the field."

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