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RE: [Gabon Discussion] And the beat goes on....China In......US Peace Corps Out

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  • Darcy Meijer
    This is great. Food is the way to begin. What is it in the U.S. that prevents food from getting to all who need it? Shouldn t this be a no-brainer, given our
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 31, 2007
      This is great. Food is the way to begin. What is it in the U.S. that prevents food from getting to all who need it?
      Shouldn't this be a no-brainer, given our strong infrastructure, wealth, agricultural means?

      What would the FAO policy be for a country like the U.S. which, with all these assets, still fails to get everyone fed?
      Kicking some political derriere? It seems that grass-roots org's do a better job than the government, though at local levels.

      I get so discouraged: Hungry children in the 21st century.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: gabondiscussion@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Gary Marsh
      Sent: Wed 1/31/2007 4:27 PM
      To: gabondiscussion@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [Gabon Discussion] And the beat goes on....China In......US Peace Corps Out

      Bob,
      Souns like a Chinese Peace Corps to me.

      GM


      >From: "bobutne" <bobutne@...>
      >Reply-To: gabondiscussion@yahoogroups.com
      >To: gabondiscussion@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [Gabon Discussion] And the beat goes on....China In......US Peace
      >Corps Out
      >Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 21:14:34 -0000
      >
      >China will send 44 agricultural experts and technicians to Gabon to
      >help small-scale farmers there improve crop and animal production, fish
      >farming and processing of agricultural products, under an agreement
      >signed today between the two countries and FAO.
      >
      >The agreement is part of FAO's South-South Cooperation initiative,
      >which aims to strengthen cooperation among developing countries at
      >different stages of development to improve agricultural productivity
      >and ensure access to food for all.
      >
      >The Chinese specialists, with expertise in the fields of water control,
      >crop production, animal diversification, aquaculture and processing,
      >will assist the Government of Gabon for two years in implementing the
      >first phase of the country's Special Programme for Food Security.
      >
      >http://allafrica.com/stories/200701190188.html
      >
      >

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