issued a stark warning
“At a time when Haiti is facing a major food crisis we are alarmed at the lack of support to the agricultural component of the Flash Appeal,”
The UN issued a flash appeal for $575 million after the earthquake, $23 million of which was for the agricultural program, however, Diouf added:
"[O]nly 8 per cent of this sum has so far been funded."
"The economic and social reconstruction of Haiti requires a revival of food production and massive investment in rural areas."
As UN agencies met in Rome to discuss the response to the earthquake in Haiti, General Jacques Diouf, of the Food and Agriculture Organization