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Need wheat seed, Farmers desperate with Flood

Farmers desperate with FloodRome: Pakistan wheat farmers desperately after sowing of seeds after flooding ravaged much of the arable land and seed stocks, the Food and Agriculture Organisation said Wednesday.

If people get the seeds in the coming weeks, you can not plant corn year," said Daniele Donati, Head of FAO’s emergency operations in Asia, Middle East and Europe.

Food aid alone is not sufficient. If the next wheat crop will not be recovered, the food security of millions are at risk, warned Donati. FAO has called for greater international assistance to save the future of the planting season for wheat.

The agency said it has distributed seeds, 200 000 families and that it intended to double the amount if the additional funding was committed early, the statement said. The floods have washed the fifth ruined 3.6 million hectares (8.9 million hectares) and rich farmland and affecting 17 million Pakistan 167 million people.

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