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More work needs to be done to eradicate hunger: PM

June 8, 2015 5:04 am

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has received the Achievement Award from the Food and Agriculture Organisation for the Fijian government’s commitment to addressing world hunger and food production.

The award which was presented in Rome at the FAO’s 39th Conference also recognises the great effort made by countries to commit to one of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals – to reduce global hunger and develop food security.

Bainimarama highlighted the importance of food security and sustainable food development to Fiji.

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He says the Fijian government will not rest until malnutrition is eradicated.

Bainimarama says the most basic goal before everyone is being free from hunger that’s protected in the constitution.

“While Fiji has made great strides in recent years to eradicate hunger my government won’t rest until malnourishment is zero. There is more work to be done and we must not stop.”

Bainimarama says the government is ensuring it upholds this right.

Fiji is one of only 38 countries to achieve its goal to cut hunger in half in 2012- three years before the deadline.

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