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Un's Fao Sends Agriculture Aid to Burma


               ROME, Dec 9 (Reuters) - The United
               Nations Food and Agriculture
               Organisation said on Tuesday it would
               provide Burma with $318,000 in aid to
               rehabilitate its agriculture after unusually
               widespread floods in July and August. 

               The Rome-based agency said in a
               statement that at the government's
               request, it would supply sunflower, soya
               bean and vegetable seeds free for the
               Burmese agriculture service to distribute
               to flood-stricken farmers. 

               It said some 510,000 hectares of crops
               were devastated in the floods, some
               124,000 farmers lost their crops and there
               was now an acute shortage of seeds for

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