Brazilian food security expert to head up FAO

28 June, 2011 by (comments)

José Graziano da Silva of Brazil has been elected Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a three-year term he will undertake as of January 2012, succeeding Senegal’s Jacques Diouf.

Former Brazilian food security minister, Graziano da Silva earned recognition for his policies against hunger and malnutrition which helped lift 24 million people out of poverty and cut the number of undernourished Brazilians by a quarter.

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