Guatemala Gets Lessons on Zero Hunger from Brazil

Representatives from Guatemala arrived in Brazil today to become acquainted with the Zero Hunger Program developed by the Ministry of Social Development and Hunger Alleviation.(MDS).

Activities covered by the program include the income transfer program known as the Family Grant, the construction of cisterns in semi-arid regions, community restaurants, and other social welfare policies.


The visit is part of a technical cooperation agreement between the MDS and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency of the Ministry of Foreign Relations, on the Brazilian side, and the Guatemalan government, for the purpose of implanting hunger alleviation and food and nutritional security projects in that Central American country.


According to the executive secretary of the MDS, Márcia Lopes, Brazil is demonstrating the workings and results of the Zero Hunger Program to Guatemala and will assist that country through numerous projects.


The Guatemalan extraordinary Minister of the National Front Against Hunger, Andrés Botrán, says that he chose Brazil as a reference in the campaign against hunger and poverty in consequence of the similarity with the social situation in Guatemala.


The delegation will also visit food security projects in the states of Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo. They will remain in Brazil through March 8.


Translation: David Silberstein
Agência Brasil

Tags:

Ads

You May Also Like

Despite Oil and Iron’s Good Showing Industrial Output Falls in Brazil

After three consecutive months of increases in production in the industrial sector, output in ...

Murder of US Nun Deeply Shakes Brazil

Dorothy Stang, 76, a Catholic missionary from the US has been murdered Saturday by ...

Brazil’s Benjor Never Lost His Cool

After 40 years, Brazilian singer Jorge Benjor, still delivers a high-powered set as he ...

Japan Might Import 6 Billion Liters of Ethanol a Year from Brazil

Petrobras, Brazil’s state-run oil giant, reports it is studying the possibility of exporting sugarcane-based ...

Brazil Says Landless’s Demands Are Being Taken Care Of

Brazil’s  Minister of Agrarian Development, Miguel Rossetto, says that among the agreements reached during ...

Brazilian Love Affairs

The Brazilian press is in love with Brazil’s Finance Minister, Antônio Palocci. One of ...

Brazil Sets Aside US$ 2.8 Million to Fund Research in Algae Biofuel

The Brazilian government is eager to fund the development of seaweed-based biodiesel production, Brazil ...

You Got to Love a Brazil Where Typewriters Are Preserved and Couples Kiss at the Box Office

If there is a connection between cleanliness and public affection, it is being played ...

Brazil Is a Prisoner of Now with No Consideration for Tomorrow

Much before the skies were preparing for the rain, the tragedies in Rio de ...

In Brazil, Abduche Is Synonym with Fine Decoration Fabric

The Syrian Abduche family arrived in Brazil at the beginning of the last century ...