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IFAD approves US $10 million to fight desertification

The International Fund for Agricultural Development has approved a grant of US $10 million to fight desert encroachment, PANA reported yesterday. The news agency quoted IFAD Director Brahman Mansuri as announcing the grant to 30 parliamentarians from different countries attending the Dakar conference on desertification. IFAD also pledged to set aside at least 40 percent of its aid to regions covered by the convention to combat desertification.

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