Nicaragua calls for Central American food plan

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega says Central American countries need to draw a plan to confront a regional food crisis as a group.

Mr Ortega says the region needs to develop a production and marketing alliance for regional farm goods.

He says Central American countries also need to look for ways to finance farming and ensure basic food supplies.

Mr Ortega made his comments during a rally at Managua’s Revolution Plaza also attended by Bolivian President Evo Morales.

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