Cuba, may 10 – Cuba was acknowledged on Thursday in Santiago de Chile for meeting the goal of reducing hunger, along Chile, Argentina, Barbados, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela during the 33rd Regional Conference of FAO.
These countries achieved this objective two years before the date established by the Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015), a merit obtained by 16 of the 33 Latin American and Caribbean nations. The director general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Jose Graziano da Silva, has reiterated that Latin America is the region that has achieved the greatest progress in the overcoming of undernourishment over the last 20 years.
Prior to the Conference, under way in the Chilean capital until Friday, he highlighted the importance of the political will of governments in the achievement of these objectives.
However, he considered, it’s necessary to intensify efforts in order to give a prompt response to the 47 million people in Latin American and the Caribbean still suffering undernourishment.
Latin America and the Caribbean have all conditions to eradicate hunger: they have food, technical knowledge and the necessary financial resources, and even more importantly, the political will of governments and societies to pout an end to this serious problem, asserted d a Silva.
Source: Cuban Radio