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European Union wins FAO award

Organization honours outstanding achievements against hunger and poverty

11 June 2013, Rome - The European Union (EU) and British newspaper The Guardian have won FAO awards, the EU for a €1 billion initiative in response to the food price crisis in 2008-2011, and The Guardian, for improving worldwide understanding of development issues.

The EU shares its award with Indian NGO Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), honoured for its innovative and dedicated efforts to lift extremely poor women out of poverty and hunger.

The EU received the FAO Jacques Diouf Award for its "EU Food Facility", an initiative that has improved the livelihoods of over 59 million people in 49 developing countries through the improvement of smallholder agricultural production in response to high food prices.

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