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Taiwan donates sacks of rice to countries with food shortage due to pandemic

Taiwan continues to provide and donate food to some of the hungriest countries in the world with the donation of rice.

Taiwan donated 10,980 tons of rice in humanitarian aid to nations suffering from derailed food supply chains due to the coronavirus pandemic according to Chuang Lao-ta, deputy director-general of the Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA), Taiwan News reported.

Countries from Africa, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Eswatini are among the 16 nations to benefit from the pledged 36,410 tons of rice pledged in 2020.

Last April this year,  Taiwan on Monday donated three rice cookers and canned food products to the Holy See in response to Pope Francis' call to help those in Vatican City affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The sacks rice came from the government's grain stockpiles, is also used to feed students and disadvantaged groups in addition to being the material for rice products, the report added.

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