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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: Vast lush green fields hug a canal snaking through the dusty landscape of what was once Afghanistan's breadbasket, feeding off water from a newly restored dam aimed at tarnishing the lure for farmers to cultivate poppy and help the Taliban.
Producers in America's Breadbasket specialize in not specializing.
Summary: The face of Iraqi farmer Aid Shamkhi darkens as he looks at his parched, weed-strewn ground in the heart of what was once the country's breadbasket.
Often considered the location of the biblical Garden of Eden, the fertile marshes of southern Iraq were once the breadbasket of the Middle East.
Guyana Power & Light manager Bharrat Dindyal says the funds will be used to build several substations and link power grids in the capital and southeastern Berbice, the region which is the country's breadbasket and produces rice, sugar and vegetables.
In my Zimbabwe no one was hungry, everybody worked, children all had easy access to education; it was known as the Breadbasket of Africa.
Lahore: The Punjab province, considered the breadbasket of the country, is on the verge of another severe flour crisis - not due to smuggling or mismanagement - but because of current energy crisis.
Donations were distributed to: The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (Harrisburg and Williamsport Branches), the Greater Berks Food Bank (Reading), The Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast, PA; The Maryland Food Bank; The Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank (Scranton-Wilkes-Barre region); The Breadbasket of Northeast PA, Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira); Northwest Community Action Program Food Bank (Phillipsburg, NJ) and Mountaineer Food Bank (West Virginia).
Their government's mismanagement has brought hunger, disease, plunging life-expectancy, joblessness and hyperinflation to a land that was at one time the breadbasket of Africa.
Once Zimbabwe, or erstwhile Rhodesia, was called the breadbasket of Africa and was a very prosperous country.
But the main campaign issue for many had been the economic collapse of what had once been a regional breadbasket.
Until last year, the former regional breadbasket was self sufficient in canned and processed foods, household goods, and other items.
This is a massive operation to really squeeze in the Breadbasket what we think is a major Al Qaeda logistics site, and to a lesser degree command and control operations", Hertling said.
Topsoil that once measured three feet deep in our breadbasket prairie states now measures a foot or less on many farms.
Modern "plunder-by-trade" often involves selling subsidized food, or even donating clothing, putting local agriculture and textile operations out of business, increasing unemployment, and further impoverishing the nation--one example is the Ukraine, which went from breadbasket to bankrupt in response to foreign powers.