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Brazilian handed job as UN's food chief

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Brazilian handed job as UN's food chief


Brazil’s Jose Graziano da Silva is the new chief of the UN food agency charged with reducing global hunger, at time when food prices are going through the roof.

The Food and Agriculture Agency is the UN’s biggest agency and has faced long-standing calls for bureaucratic reform from top donors such as the United States.

The FAO estimates that 925 million people in the world do not have enough to eat.

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