A Tokyo-based nongovernmental organization will seek to counter famine in Mali by planting a new strain of rice in the northwestern Africa country, members of the organization said.

The Motherland Academy, launched by a collection of mothers and their children, has for the past 20 years sent rice to famine-stricken areas of Africa.

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