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Latin American and Caribbean Nations Join Efforts at Mexico Conference to Eradicate Hunger

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February 29, 2016

The region is expected to implement a common agreement designed to eradicate hunger and extreme poverty. (teleSUR)

Delegations from Latin America and the Caribbean's 33 countries have arrived in Mexico City to attend the 34th regional conference of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, which today more than ever is seeking to eradicate hunger in the region.

In the past Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), the region’s leaders reaffirmed their commitment to prioritize the consolidation and implementation of the CELAC Plan for Food Security, Nutrition and Hunger Eradication.

This proposal was endorsed by FAO's Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva, who will inaugurate this regional meeting on Tuesday along with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.The initiative is also supported by the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

The region has 34 million people living in hunger and 27 million in extreme poverty, according to official figures, problems such as deforestation, soil contamination, overexploitation of fishery resources and unsustainable agricultural practices will be also discussed.

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