World Bank `Destroyed Basic Grains' in Honduras, Fueling Hunger - Bloomberg
Fidencio Alvarez abandoned his bean and corn farm in southern Honduras because of the rising cost of seeds, fuel and food. After months of one meal a day, he hiked with his wife and six children to find work in the city.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
``We would wake up with empty stomachs and go to bed with empty stomachs,'' said Alvarez, 37, who sought help from the Mission Lazarus aid group in Choluteca in January. ``We couldn't afford the seeds to plant food or the bus fare to buy the food.''
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is donating US$100 million to boost Nicaragua's recently commenced crop cycle.
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