FAO awards countries for making great strides in combating undernourishment
On 30th November 2014, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Director General, José Graziano da Silva honored the achievements of thirteen countries for their progress in fighting hunger. SUN countries Cameroon, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Mauritania and the Philippines were among those awarded with diplomas at FAO headquarters in Rome. Their success includes the early achievement of the Millenium Development Goal 1 (MDG-1) hunger target – to halve the proportion of hungry people by 2015 – or the more stringent 1996 World Food Summit (WFS) target of halving the absolute number of hungry people by 2015.
“You have overcome major challenges in difficult global economic conditions and policy environments. You have demonstrated the will and mobilized the means,” Graziano da Silva said addressing the award recipients.