Africa to remain priority for new FAO chief

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Fighting hunger in Africa will remain a top priority for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), according to its new chief.

In his first press conference after taking over as the new Director-General of FAO, José Graziano da Silva said he will focus on the total elimination of hunger and undernourishment around the world.

Mr. da Silva said that FAO would begin scaling up its support to a number of poor countries especially those facing prolonged crises.

"Africa will remain and be the priority during my mandate. I will travel to the continent at the end of January to participate in the African Union Summit and visit the Horn of Africa to see the situation and the work being done first hand."

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