Third of Burkina's population are food insecure: govt

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A third of the 18,6 million people of Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries of the world, will experience food insecurity this year, Agriculture Minister Niouga Ambroise Ouedraogo said on Monday.

He blamed a 11% slump in the grain harvest, affecting 22 out of the 45 provinces.

The government has said it will sell 110 000 tons of cereal at a subsidised price to help meet needs.

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