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The Africa Food Crisis Response

08-Jul-2008

The Africa Food Crisis Response (AFCR) is the Bank’s framework for accelerated support to Regional Member Countries (RMCs) affected by increased food prices. The specific objectives of the AFCR are: i) reduce vulnerability of the poor to high and unstable food prices; ii) support broad based growth through increased agricultural productivity, market participation, and strengthened government policies for sustainable agricultural development; and iii) strengthen adequate capacity in Government to ensure an enabling environment for sustainable agriculture growth including by the private sector. Overall the AFCR is projected to avail approximately UA 471.97 million in the short term and UA 1.4 billion in the medium to long term.

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