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Food security group bats for state control over irrigation

MANILA, Philippines?Food security advocates on Monday warned of more serious food crisis and increasing rural poverty as a result of the push by international financial institutions such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to privatize essential services such as irrigation. In a news release, the Asia Pacific Network for Food Sovereignty (APNFS) issued the warning two days before the Investment Forum for Food Security in Asia and the Pacific organized by the ADB, International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to be held in Manila on July 7-9, 2010. Arze Glipo, APNFS lead convener, said that the so-called public-private…

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