Brazilian Zero Hunger program should be exported to Africa: FAO Director (2)

14:21, May 11, 2010      

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They discussed proposals for the promotion of agriculture, food security and rural development to expand areas of cooperation between Brazil and these countries.

Fifty projects related to food security are operated by the Brazilian Cooperation Agency in 18 African countries, which in recent years received about 60 percent of resources for international cooperation.

According to Diouf, about 20 million people have benefitted from the Brazilian and international projects taking place in Africa.

Earlier on Monday morning, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was awarded "Champion in the Battle Against Hunger" granted by the United Nations World Food Program.

Source:Xinhua

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