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Rome.- The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today congratulated 38, mostly African and American countries, for having achieved two years in advance, the target  of the "Zero Hunger Challenge," but warned that hunger is still endemic in many countries.

The "Zero Hunger Challenge" is a program launched in 2012 by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, which proposes a series of objectives to be met by 2015 and include full access to adequate food, prevent stunted growth of children, ensuring a sustainable food system, achieve increased productivity and avoid wasting food.

Two years before the program’s end, the FAO lauded the ongoing efforts by countries against hunger and uses them as proof that the change in food is not only possible but can also be achieved quickly.

"These countries are leading the way toward a better future. They're proof that with a strong political will, coordination and cooperation, it is possible to achieve rapid and lasting reductions of hunger," said FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva.

The 38 states congratulated by FAO completed the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG-1) and complied with World Food Summit (WFS) provisions to halve the number of undernourished people since 1996.

The countries that succeeded in achieving MDG-1 were Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Panama and Uruguay, Africans, Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria and Togo and Asians Cambodia, Fiji, Maldives and Indonesia.

Graziano urged all countries to maintain the momentum, aimed at the total eradication of hunger, according to the Zero Hunger Challenge.

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9 comment(s)
Written by: yumnuk3, 12 Jun 2013 10:22 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back ø„¸¨°º¤ø„¸¸„ø¤º°¨¸„ø¤º°¨

Do not celebrate because the bar has been drastically lowered due causes and effects of the world's food crisis. However, I'm glad we are not trapped at bottom of the food chain.
Written by: danny00, 12 Jun 2013 10:49 AM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
Ok! Buckwheat yeah! U beat out the Congo U remember buckwheat and our gang? The Name fits u well your family did good. By u with this name it fits u well yummybear#:3.
Written by: danny00, 12 Jun 2013 10:55 AM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
Food chain my backside U get your food stamps each month and eat good while your sisters and brothers in the Congo And the Haitians go hungry U understand buckwheat!
Written by: danny00, 12 Jun 2013 10:58 AM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
When u sell drugs and get food stamps how Are u going to be trapped at the bottom buckwheat eats well
Written by: yumnuk3, 12 Jun 2013 11:00 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back ø„¸¨°º¤ø„¸¸„ø¤º°¨¸„ø¤º°¨

It's too bad, it's too bad your IQ score (attitude, morality) doesn't match your AGE....LOL.
Written by: RobertoJose, 12 Jun 2013 12:02 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.....Don't sing it, just bring it !!!!
The way this government spends monies, we shouldn't have to be on a list of countries not feeding their people in the first place....
Written by: DaveB, 12 Jun 2013 1:26 PM
From: United States
Whose information does the UN accept to compare compliance? Does a good score result in some sort of payments from the UN?
Written by: Trujillo, 12 Jun 2013 4:42 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Some people will never accept good news. Stop being so negative and you'll enjoy life better and maybe live longer.
Written by: Atabey, 12 Jun 2013 5:28 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

So true Trujillo.

Where are doom and gloom? Josea and Dready?

I guess this news isn't bad news, so NO COMMENT IS IN ORDER.


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