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Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Egypt’s rate of inflation dropped a little in November to 34.6 percent with food price inflation seen at 64.5 percent. However, inflation in expected to move higher in the coming weeks because of the Israel/Gaza situation. Egypt has announced that the minimum wage will be increased in January to $113 per month, an increase of 17 percent. Africa will receive a $50 million contribution to the Vision for Adapted Crops and Soils fund (VACS) which is a new fund established by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development. The fund intends to “empower small-scale food producers”. The VACS fund will help increase food production...

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feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

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feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

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