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National Aid Programs Guarantee Food for 4.5 Million Needy Mexicans

Agencia EFE
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October 17, 2015

Some 4.5 million Mexicans living in poverty benefit from government programs that put food on their tables, President Enrique Peña Nieto said while leading a World Food Day ceremony.

"We're working on different fronts against poverty and food insecurity. To get results we have to combine our efforts," Peña Nieto said during a visit to San Felipe del Progreso, a small town in the central state of Mexico.

Food insufficiency in this town was reduced by 6 percent between 2010 and 2014, while extreme poverty was cut by 19 percent, according to the Intermediate Results of the National Crusade against Hunger published in August 2015 by the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy.

"This is an excellent day to renew our intention and political commitment to eradicating hunger, extreme poverty and malnutrition," the representative in Mexico of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, Fernando Soto Baquero, said in San Felipe del Progreso.

Soto Baquero noted that the Mexican Prosper Program has been highlighted in the FAO's latest State of Food and Agriculture report as an example of how to reduce poverty and hunger among the needy.

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