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Rising Food Prices Threaten Poverty Reduction

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WASHINGTON, April 9, 2008   – High food prices are threatening recent gains in overcoming poverty and malnutrition, and are likely to persist over the medium term, says a new World Bank Group policy note released today.

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Men planting crops in rice fields.

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Sifting grain.

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Buying fruits in local markets.

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Fruits and vegetabless

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