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Cuba celebrates World Food Day and FAO praises the leading role of Cuban women in agrifood systems


HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 16 (ACN) Cuba celebrates this day the World Food Day, advocating for an awareness on the topic, the country develops and prioritizes a wide program in order to raise, diversify and improve its agrifood productions.

Marcelo Resende, representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has reiterated that the Caribbean nation has the political will to eradicate hunger, an objective that this celebration fosters for its fulfillment in 2030.
Cuba is a good example of how mixing agricultural policies with social protection policies is an effective tool to achieve this end, he stated.
It has much to celebrate on this day, and although it faces several challenges, it must be recognized it does not lack direction, leadership and political will, the FAO representative added.
An example of this is the Plan for Food Sovereignty and Nutritional Education, approved on July 22 this year, and which is the first of its kind in the history of the island.
Marcelo Resende also recognized the great role played by Cuban women in agrifood systems on the occasion of the Day of Rural Women on October 15.
Cuba is celebrating World Food Day today with achievements such as having fulfilled the World Food Summit goal of halving the number of hungry people by 2015 and the Millennium Development Goals goal of halving the percentage of people who suffer from hunger between 1990 and 2015.

 

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