Indigenous community in Panama winning fight against hunger

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Second grade students at the Sagla Igwadingip school in Digir, where children are taught in both Spanish and Kuna. They've also been learning how to cultivate their own crops, thanks to the FAO project. Photo: UN Radio/Rocío Franco

Panama has made huge strides in reducing hunger, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports.

The Central American nation has seen its hunger level drop from more than 26 per cent in the 1990s to less than 10 per cent today.

But the UN agency says gaps still exist in making sure indigenous people there have enough to eat.

Rocio Franco recently travelled to the north of the country where FAO is helping the indigenous Guna community to stamp out hunger.

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