FAO and EU: Unlocking rural potential
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The European Union and FAO are
working more closely than ever
before. Partnership has strengthened
both organizations in achieving their
shared goal of eradicating extreme
poverty and hunger.
“In a country where nine
out of ten people depend on agriculture, rural development
1993, when civil war broke out, up to now, agricultural
production grew by just one percent. In the same period,
the population rose from six to eight million people.
That means a net loss in food production of almost
“By the end of 2008, Burundi might be self-sufficient in cassava again.That, I think, is really a success.” Eric Pitois, European Commission Humanitarian Aid department
© FAO & EU 2008