2008-05-27 08:55:20

Canada's New Approach To Food Aid

(27 May 08 - RV) Earlier this month the World Bank announced that high food prices could push over 100 million people into deeper poverty.
Now Canada has become the latest major donor country to break the link between foreign food aid and assisting domestic farmers.

Canadian authorities say that rising food and fuel prices means it makes more sense to provide aid agencies with cash, giving them the flexibility to source cheaper food.

We spoke with James Stapleton of the Jesuit Refugee Service, who said his organization is happy about Canada’s decision. RealAudioMP3

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