Lusophone Countries to Adopt New Food Plan
Jul 24, 2012 04:01 AM EDT | By Sriranjini
The leaders of Lusophone countries (Portuguese speaking) have come together to form an alliance to end hunger in their countries.
These countries have found the right approach to tackling the hunger problem - by a combined effort of governments, civil society and the private sector.
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The Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries, or the CPLP, have adopted a regional 'Strategy for Food and Nutrition'. They have also a formed a Food Security and Nutrition Council, which will ensure that the Lusophone countries have better food security here on out.
Basically, the strategy is intended to give more dignity and aid to the populations, especially those faced with food insecurity and those from rural areas.
"The establishment of a council that includes representatives from civil society and the private sector gives further legitimacy and support to the government-led efforts to fight hunger and promote food security," says FAO Director General, Jose Graziano da Silva.
The FAO chief also told African countries that the fight against hunger requires greater commitment among African countries.
He referred to the creation of an African Fund for Food Security endorsed by the FAO Regional Conference for Africa in April, to be financed by Africans, for Africans.
FAO currently carries out projects in CPLP countries totalling around $200 million. "This seems a significant amount, but it represents less than a dollar for each person of the CPLP. We can do much more with the support of the community," added da Silva.
The community of Portuguese-speaking, or the Lusophone countries, is composed of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Timor-Leste, with a combined population of more than 240 million people.
This ninth summit of CLPL was hosted in Maputo. The strategy for 'Food and Nutritional Security' was first designed under the presidency of Angola. Mozambique will be taking over the presidency the next term.
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