Brazilian Zero Hunger program should be exported to Africa: FAO Director

14:19, May 11, 2010      

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The Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Jacques Diouf praised on Monday Brazil's Zero Hunger program and said it should be exported to the African countries to ensure food safety and quality of life for people living there.

According to Diouf, who participated in the "Brazil-Africa Dialogue on Food Security, Fight against Hunger and Rural Development", in Brasilia, FAO would guarantee the necessary financing and technology to put the project into practice.

"The intention to execute versions of Zero Hunger program is important because bringing forth the experience and technology of this program will make the projects on food security advance," Diouf said.

Throughout Monday, a series of meetings were held at the Itamaraty Palace, seat of the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, with the participation of ministers and experts from the African countries.

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