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Latin America and Caribbean Could Become the First Region to Eradicate Hunger

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization believes that Latin America and the Caribbean are capable of ending hunger by 2025.

In a recent statement, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano said that the region had a great “political commitment that sustains the community of Latin American and Caribbean (CLEAC) states’ food security, nutrition and eradication plan.”

In 2015, CLEAC approved the comprehensive Nutrition and Hunger Eradication Plan that would improve the conditions in rural areas. The goal, when the plan was initially conceived, was to reduce poverty, adapt agricultural practices to deal with climate change, end food waste and lower disaster risks. Graziano believes that solving the hunger in the region will promote lasting stability.

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