China has offered 1,400 tons of rice to Guinea Bissau to help it address the problem of food shortage, an official source in Bissau said on Tuesday. The Chinese aid valued at around 1.6 million U.S. dollars is in response to the request made by Guinea Bissau authorities following a poor harvest of cashew nuts, the country’s biggest export product and the main source of income for majority of farmers…Full article Xinhua Nov 2013

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  • In 2013, Guinea Bissau a poor cashew harvest, which precipitated the need for food aid

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