Food aid in support of popular participation summary of world food programme(WFP)statement : international conference on popular participation in the recovery and development process in Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa.;
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In view of the urgency and the scale of needs, only millions of small-scale community activities, coordinated as far as possible at local level, can change the rural scene in Africa, make the land more productive, preserve the environment, reduce rural migration and launch sustainable development based on human beings. To undertake the necessary work, the villages need a food supplement, since their present average1 food ration seldom provides them with enough energy to take on additional heavy work. A temporary and well-calculated injection of food aid could therefore play an essential role in mobilizing communities arid enabling them to create the necessary infrastructure.