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100,000 tons of our rice in South Korea are delivered to 7 million people in 11 countries

Published Apr 20, 2024

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In 2023, the South Korean government has notably increased its food aid efforts by donating 100,000 tons of rice to 11 countries in crisis, including Bangladesh, through the World Food Program (WFP), benefiting around 7 million people. This initiative, celebrated at a ceremony in Gunsan Port, Jeollabuk-do, is in line with the 2023 G7 summit's call to double food aid and aims to combat global hunger while also addressing domestic rice supply and demand issues. South Korea's transition from a food aid recipient to a donor is further highlighted by its plans to expand the K-Rice Belt project to boost rice production in seven African countries, showcasing its commitment to enhancing global food security and agricultural development. The article also underscores the ongoing need for support in humanitarian programs worldwide, as reported by Seo Sang-hyun from agrinet.co.kr, emphasizing the critical challenges that still demand attention from the international community.
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As the government provides aid to 100,000 tons of new crops produced in 2023 to 11 countries, including Bangladesh, it is expected to not only alleviate the hunger of 7 million people facing a food crisis, but also contribute to stabilizing domestic rice supply and demand. On the 17th, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs held a ceremony to commemorate the departure of 100,000 tons of food aid at Pier 5 of Gunsan Port, Jeollabuk-do. This event is part of the follow-up to the 2023 G7 summit. It was prepared to commemorate the doubling of food aid through the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and the expansion of support countries to 11 countries. According to this, Korea has joined the UN Food Aid Convention since 2018 and has been providing 50,000 tons of rice to five countries, including Africa, every year. The 100,000 tons of rice provided this year will be delivered to 7 million people in food crisis in Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, ...
Source: Agrinet
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