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Afghanistan suffers agri-food crisis

Afganistan crisis alimentaria

Afghanistan suffers agri-food crisis

Kabul, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Afghanistan Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock highlighted the serious agri-food crisis faced by the country and called on international aid organizations to support the agricultural sector.

“We call on the United Nations Fund for Food and Agriculture (FAO) to support Afghan farmers for the coming year, and the Islamic Emirate (Taliban government) to prevent rising food prices”, declared Mirwais Hajizada, deputy director of the Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock (ACAL).

On the other hand, the FAO said in a report that Afghanistan faced an unprecedented crisis in 2021, leading to a rapid increase in acute food insecurity this year.

Since March 2022, the country has suffered one of the largest and most serious hunger crises in the world; 22.8 million people were affected, equivalent to more than half of the population, as a result of prolonged drought, conflict, political instability and Covid-19, the document reflects.

According to ACAL statistics, more than 100,000 acres (40,000 hectares) of agricultural land were destroyed by floods across Afghanistan.

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