LIFDCLow-Income, Food-Deficit Countries
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But, somewhere in their policy design, they appear to create niches to keep the issue alive and use it to divide the world into well-defined zones like the third world, LIFDC (Low-Income Food-Deficit Countries) etc.
The report noted that the cereal import bill for the world's 77 poorest countries, the Low Income Food Deficit (LIFDC) group, was forecast to increase by 8 percent from 2009-10 to $27.8 billion as a result of higher international prices.
Prices of wheat and wheat flour have already increased markedly in July and August in some LIFDCs, including Afghanistan (24 percent on average), Mongolia (23 percent), Tajikistan (22 percent), Bangladesh (21 percent), Kyrgyzstan (19 percent), and Pakistan (8 percent on average in the first week of September).