Guinea Bissau’s government recognised that a large WFP delivery of rice could produce a negative effect on local markets, the UN food distribution agency said in its latest weekly ‘Emergency Report’. The agency added that a nutritionist it consulted recommended that food aid to the country be targeted carefully. It said areas in Falacunda, Boe, Bedandal and some villages of Mansoa needed more detailed food assessment because of the rice crop failure. The people of Guinea Bissau prefer rice, which is being provided by WFP, to wheat flour. However, both commodities could be used to meet food needs. According to the Swedish-funded Bandim project some 300,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) had returned to their homes in Bissau, the capital, but the government estimates put the figure at 100,000, the report said.
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