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Canada to support recovery of small Latin American farmers

Canada to support recovery of small Latin American farmers

Ottawa, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Canadian government announced Thursday its .5 million contribution to FAO program for Covid-19 response and recovery and targeted to small producers in Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru.
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This financing will benefit 48,000 people in these four countries, with priority on women, young people and indigenous peoples, a contribution that will also aid the most vulnerable population, to avoid new crises, increased resilience, and sustainable rebuilding and transform of their food systems.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean Julio Berdegué thanked Canada for its support to help them stand up, transform their food-farming systems and be more resilient in the face of future shocks.

In this regard, Canada´s International Development Minister Karina Gould assured her country will continue working with the world community to strengthen agriculture and shield livelihoods of people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

From this contribution, Bolivia will receive $2.17 million to ease access to food and create resilience in communal territories in the macro-regions of the Valles and el Chaco.

Peru will be provided with $1.9 million to guarantee food and nutritional security, and improve the recovery capacity of the Amazonians, while Honduras will receive $1.6 million that will benefit small farmers.

Canada and FAO have reached an agreement for a global $17.7 million donation to help other communities that are at risk of acute food shortages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Niger, South Sudan and Sudan , in addition to the four Latin American countries.

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