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José Graziano da Silva, Director-General Elect of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization helped form the "Zero Hunger" Program in Brazil in 2001. This program has helped lift 24 million Brazilians out of extreme poverty and reduce undernourishment by 25 percent. In this edition of Inside Story (I know, it's long), complex issues of global hunger, the FAO's role, and da Silva's experience and capacities are discussed. Da Silva's outlined vision includes 1) gaining political commitment from wealthy countries to ending world hunger, 2) mobilizing the national resources of poor countries, and 3) setting absolute goals that go beyond the UN's Millenium Development Goals. 


Read more from da Silva here.

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Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and started working at Heifer International in 2009 as a writer. She has a master's in social work and a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is married, a mother of two, and a wannabe urban farmer, raising her own chickens and killing most of her vegetable crops.