EU and FAO help six countries achieve Millennium Development Goal on hunger
Teaming up to provide two million people with better nutrition
25 September 2013, Brussels/Rome - Less than two years before the deadline set to achieve international development goals, the European Union (EU) and FAO step up their efforts to reduce world hunger assisting two million people in six countries with agricultural development activities worth nearly €60 million.
The funding comes from a €1 billion EU initiative that aims to foster speedier progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
"So close to the deadline, when there is still so much to do, this good investment in agriculture will enable FAO to increase its efforts to eradicate hunger and do even more to help countries halve the proportion of hungry people by 2015," said FAO’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva at a special event on the Millennium Development Goals during the UN General Assembly.