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Study in 8 Latin American countries explores challenges, achievements, and lessons learned

23 August 2013, Brasilia/Rome - A study undertaken by FAO in Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru showcases the contributions that school feeding programmes are making to strengthening children's social protection, food security and nutritional status.

The study, A Panorama of School Feeding and the Possibilities for Direct Purchases from Family Farming - Case Studies in Eight Countries (Spanish only),

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Brazil’s investments in South-South Cooperation through FAO have surpassed $36 million

16 August 2013, Brasilia/Rome - The Brazilian experience of strengthening school meal programs and their relationship with family farming will be brought to Africa. This is just one of the 17 South-South Cooperation projects that the government of Brazil and FAO are implementing together, with a total investment surpasssing $36 million.

During his visit to Brazil last week, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva signed the project "Strengthening School

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FAO Director-General co-chairs the second Sub-Saharan and Argentinean Agriculture Ministers Meeting

20 August 2013, Buenos Aires/Rome - FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva highlighted the potential of South-South Cooperation and reiterated FAO's commitment "to strengthen and channel exchanges between Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to adopt, adapt and broaden best practices that promote agricultural development."

Graziano da Silva's comments came during the second Sub-Saharan and Argentinean Agriculture Ministers Meeting in Buenos Aires (20-23 August),

Las inversiones brasileñas en cooperación Sur-Sur a través de la FAO ya superan los $ 36 millones de dólares

Brasilia, Brasil, 16 de agosto de 2013 - La experiencia brasileña de fortalecimiento de los programas de alimentación escolar y su relación con la agricultura familiar será llevada a África. Esta es otra de las acciones de Cooperación Sur-Sur que Brasil y la FAO llevan a cabo, que ya incluyen 17 proyectos, con un valor superior a los $ 36 millones de dólares.

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Countries celebrate 50th anniversary of Codex Alimentarius

2 July 2013, Rome - As Codex Alimentarius, the world's top food standard body for consumer protection and fair practices in international food trade, celebrated its 50th anniversary, the FAO and WHO Directors-General and national governments united in their praise for its benefits.

"Today, Codex standards are the benchmark standards for food safety. There is no competition," Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, told the Codex Alimentarius