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Vietnam receives FAO award on fighting poverty

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Vietnam along with other eight countries worldwide have won the award for outstanding progress in fighting hunger and undernourishment presented by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Other eight winning countries are Brazil, Chile, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guyana, Granada, Indonesia, and Nicaragua.

The awarding ceremony is set to be held in Rome, Italy, in mid June, said FAO General Director Jose Graziano da Silva on May 27.

He revealed that 30 nations from various regions globally will also be honoured at the event in recognition of their achievements in increasing food production.

Indonesian Agriculture Minister Suswono said that the FAO has urged his country to play a greater role in South-South cooperation, particularly by increasing food productions.-VNA
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