Latin America and the Caribbean redouble efforts to eradicate hunger
7 May 2014, Santiago de Chile- Representatives of all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have gathered here this week to agree on the actions needed to definitively eradicate hunger in the region before 2025. According to FAO's Director General, José Graziano da Silva, the Latin America and the Caribbean region has become a global example in the fight against hunger, as it has been able to reduce the proportion of undernourishment from 15 percent to 8 percent from 1990, and the total number of undernourished people from 66 to 47 million. FAO's Regional Conference, which runs from from 7-9 May, meets every two years to discuss major challenges in food security. This time the focus is on hunger and malnutrition eradication, sustainable development and family farming.
Tito Efrain Diaz is a Senior Officer for Animal Production and Health for FAO, based in the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile. In the following interview he discusses climate-smart production, one of the key issues being discussed at the regional conference this week.
Produced by: Sandra Ferrari