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Country launching food security programme in October

16 June 2013, Rome, Italy - Benin President Yayi Boni met with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today and told him his nation will launch a food security programme next October aimed at halving the number of hungry people in the country.

Benin has already achieved the first Millennium Development Goal of halving its percentage, as opposed to its number, of hungry people. President Boni is in

Togo President thanks FAO for support

16 June 2013, Rome, Italy - Togo President Faure Gnassingbé met with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva in Rome today and thanked him for FAO’s support in the successful efforts to halve the level of hunger in his country.

Togo is one of 38 the nations which received certificates of recognition for their achievements in hunger reduction at a ceremony at FAO Headquarters today. Togo has met

Georgia among 18 countries to have succeeded on two hunger targets

16 June 2013, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva congratulated Georgia’s President Mikheil Saakashvili on his country’s achievements in fighting hunger during a bilateral meeting at FAO Headquarters today.

Georgia is one of the 18 countries to have met both the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG1) of halving the percentage of hungry people in their populations,  and the more stringent World Food Summit (WFS) target of

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FAO honours institutions, individuals for outstanding action against hunger - three new FAO countries

15 June 2013, Rome - The European Union (EU) will continue to build long-term resilience among the most vulnerable, tackle the root causes of hunger and poverty and improve nutrition, said José Manuel Barroso, addressing the FAO Conference.

Barroso, President of the European Commission, accepted an award for the EU's €1 billion initiative against hunger, partly implemented together with FAO in response to high food

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Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen calls for broader approach to ending hunger
15 June 2013, Rome - If the world wants to conquer hunger, it needs to tackle all the causes of hunger simultaneously particularly poverty, and not just concentrate on producing more food, Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in Economics, told the opening session of the FAO Conference.

Delivering the McDougall Memorial Lecture on food security, Sen said:  "The main factors behind the continuation of world hunger include