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Greens win more govt support for overseas women farmers

With this weekend marking International Rural Women's Day and World Food Day, the Greens have won government support for a motion calling for increased assistance for women smallholder farmers to aid food security and for this issue to be raised at upcoming CHOGM and G20 meetings (full motion below).

"It is critical we support women who are the backbone of small food-producing farms around the globe if we are to continue to feed the world," Senator Rhiannon said.

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AusAID funding to Afghanistan

Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
Senate Budget Estimates, June 2011
Questions on Notice: AusAID
Question No.26

Senator Ludlam asked on notice
Afghanistan funding:
a) What are the elements of AusAID's funding to Afghanistan?
b) What percentage of aid to Afghanistan is going into maternal mortality prevention?
c) How much donor funding is being provided to Uruzgan by other countries?

Answer:
a) See below for a breakdown of AusAID funding to Afghanistan in 2010-11. (Attached)

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ODA funding for northern Sudan

Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
Senate Budget Estimates, June 2011
Questions on Notice: AusAID
Question No. 24

Senator Ludlam asked on notice
Has any Australian ODA funding been provided specifically for northern Sudan since 2004?

Answer:
While the majority of Australian ODA to Sudan since 2004 has been provided to the country as a whole, some of Australian ODA has been specifically provided for the northern area of Sudan. This has primarily been for humanitarian activities in Darfur.

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Aid Distribution to Burma

Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
Senate Budget Estimates, June 2011
Questions on Notice: AusAID
Question No. 8

Senator Ludlam asked on notice
Aid distribution to Burma:
a) What is the distribution of aid within Burma by state/province?
b) What aid is sent to the border areas from the Thai and/or Indian side?
c) What aid (in dollar figures and as a rough breakdown) is given to the area around Mae Sot and the refugee camps in the area?

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