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Zero Hunger hero visits Bangladesh

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Published on Mar 20, 2012

José Graziano da Silva (Director General, FAO)

The 8th Director General of FAO (UN's Food and Agriculture Organization) José Graziano da Silva was born on 17th November in 1949 in USA. Graziano da Silva holds a Bachelor's Degree in Agronomy and a Master's Degree in Rural Economics and Sociology and a Ph.D. in Economic Sciences. He has two post-Doctorate degrees in Latin American Studies and Environmental Studies, as well. Brazilian and Italian by nationality. He also worked as the Assistant Director General of the FAO and its regional representative for Latin America and the Caribbean.

He led the successful 'Zero Hunger' programme, which has contributed to lift out of extreme poverty 24 million people in five years and to reduce undernourishment in Brazil by 25%. This is undoubtedly a revolutionary example in fighting against hunger and eradicating poverty.




I had the privilege to interview him.

Conducted by: Shykh Seraj
Script: Aditya Shaheen
V/O: Taufique Ahmed
Video Edit and Graphics: Mahin Abdullah Rony
Producers: Aditya Shaheen & Taufique Ahmed

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