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Latin America vows to eradicate famine by 2025

08-04-2011 10:25 BJT

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Latin American countries have set the goal of eradicating famine by 2025, the newly-elected UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) chief, Jose Graziano, said Wednesday.

Graziano, who is responsible for the world anti-hunger programs, said their goal is reasonable and achievable.

He said governments' disregard of wealth gap leaves famine a deep-rooted problem and mending the rich-poor division is a prerequisite for wiping out famine.

Graziano, a Brazilian economist and former cabinet minister, used to be the assistant FAO director-general. He was elected FAO chief in June and will assume office next year.

Enjoying a reputation for effectively combating world famine, he will continue to solve problems like high food prices and a growing hunger-stricken population.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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