Experts meet to discuss how to reduce world hunger

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José Graziano da Silva was re-elected Director-General of the FAO
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The global fight against hunger and poverty is being put under the spotlight over the next week as international experts gather in Rome.

They're meeting at the 39th biennial Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO.

Daniel Dickinson reports

The 39th FAO conference will highlight the fact that despite much progress, high levels of poverty, hunger and vulnerability remain in many countries around the world.

The eradication of hunger and extreme poverty are expected to be central to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) international targets that will replace the Millennium Development Goals at the end of the year.

Delegates are to discuss how the new goals can effectively reduce poverty and food insecurity, build resilience, and help catalyse agricultural and rural development.

One of the first moves of the Conference was to re-elect the incumbent Director-General of the organization the Brazilian national, José Graziano da Silva.

His new term will run until July 2019.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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