La Paz, Feb 1.- The Bolivian Government confirmed on Sunday that heavy rain and floods leading to announce a national emergency are seriously affecting the whole South American country.
According to Deputy Minister of Rural Development Victor Hugo Vasquez, at least 21,626 acres of land have been affected. However, he added that this situation is far from threatening food security and does not justify a rise in prices of farm products.
The meteorology department said more rain is expected and the number of affected crops may increase to 34,592 acres.
Vasquez made sure food production for domestic market is guaranteed at fair prices and said that the Ministry of Rural Development and Land is working in agricultural and livestock rehabilitation through a permanent coordination with worst-hit municipalities, mainly in the country's eastern areas. (Prensa Latina).