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Brazil Leading Fight Against Hunger, WFP Head Says

“Brazil is a world leader in the fight against hunger and its experience can be shared with other countries, visiting World Food Programme [WFP] chief Josette Sheeran said Monday … in the northeastern city of Salvador while inaugurating a local branch of a newly established Center of Excellence Against Hunger based in [the capital] Brasilia,” Agence France-Presse reports (11/7). The center “will assist governments in Africa, Asia and Latin America by drawing on the expertise of WFP and Brazil in the fight against hunger, while promoting sustainable school feeding models and other food and nutrition safety nets,” the U.N. News Centre writes (11/7).

“‘Brazil has taken the fight against hunger and malnutrition seriously and is now among those defeating hunger faster than any nation on earth,’ Sheeran said. ‘We will partner to leverage this success to other nations seeking to end hunger and malnutrition,'” AFP reports, adding that the center “has already launched partnerships between WFP, Brazil, and Mozambique, East Timor, and Haiti” (11/7).

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