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Thursday, May 26, 2016

FAO names Carlo PetriniSpecial Ambassador Zero Hunger for Europe

President of Slow Food, Carlo Petrini has been named FAO Special Ambassador Zero Hunger for Europe, NaijaAgroNet reports.

The FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva praised Petrini's contribution to increasing public awareness on the need to improve agriculture in Europe and ensure a sustainable food supply chain.

He also said that Petrini's nomination and his involvement in FAO's advocacy activities will "send a strong signal to the international community that we can create a world where no one is hungry”, adding that it would contribute towards building the Zero Hunger Generation and ending hunger by 2030.

As a Special Ambassador Zero Hunger, Petrini will help ensure a better understanding of FAO's vision of a world free of hunger and malnutrition in which food and agriculture contribute towards improving livelihoods, particularly those of poor people.

Slow Food is an international, non-profit grassroots organization that aims to promote quality food produced and distributed in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner, having over 100,000 members worldwide and is active in 160 countries.

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