Cristina Fernandez spoke at the FAO summit in Rome

Cristina Fernandez spoke at the FAO summit in Rome -

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is in Italy participating Summit FAO, an meeting of agriculture and food of the UN held in Rome, Italy.

the president said today that Argentina decided, contrary to what was raised in the 0s with the predominance of neoliberal policies, "spilling the glass to the side of the whole society" with redistributive policies, because that way "dinamizaba the economy."

"We decided to dump the glass to the side of the whole society, because we knew that way was to boost the economy," the president said during his presentation at the 39 FAO conference, making a counterpoint to what was happening in the 0s

in this context, he mentioned the policies implemented by the Government to move from "a picture of extreme poverty, indebtedness and multiplicity of currencies ", which began in 03 with a" national food plan "and continued with" reindustrialization "generated" more than six million jobs "and a" minimum living wage that grows year a year above inflation. "

at the end of the summit, Cristina will hold a meeting with the director general of the FAO, José Graziano Da Silva, and then lunch with the President of the republic of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, after which he will undertake his return to the country.

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the report, which recorded the results, consists of different points, some of the highlights:


FAO stressed (May 2014) to Argentina for improvements in food distribution. The Argentina on the list of best performing countries in the goals of eradicating poverty and hunger.

In addition to integrating the group of the 16 nations of Latin America who achieved the Millennium Development Goals of " halving the percentage of hungry people. "

Argentina also integrates the few countries in the region where undernourishment remains below 5%. Additionally, the agency says that implementing the Progresar plan and the increase of pensions are measures to facilitate access to food


FAO says (March 2014) the existence of zero hunger in Argentina, highlights the AUH and the new Statute of Rural Peon. This document reveals that for the period 2011-13 the "prevalence of undernourishment" in Argentina was less than 5% so that FAO recognizes that "has eradicated this scourge" and Argentina is within countries that "have reached the goal of zero hunger according to the FAO indicator "


the FAO4 (July 2014) highlighted as" measure facilitates access to food " the rise of 40% of the AUH. Detailed benefiting 1.8 million families


FAO (March 2015), in its "Bulletin of the Food and Nutrition Security" 5 highlights the creation of a line of credit to dairy farmers and Law No. 27,118 of "Historical Reparation of Family Farming Construction of a New Rurality in Argentina," as one of the "oriented food availability measures"


FAO (December 2014) highlighted the country as an example for Latin America for their public policies to reduce hunger, increase purchasing power of the minimum wage and the program Prices care as a as government "to facilitate the food supply through improved marketing systems". The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) praised the country for its achievements in its Panorama Food Safety for Latin America and the Caribbean6


FAO (UN) published (November 2014) its new report "food and nutrition in numbers. Edition 2014". In the comparison between 1992 and 2014, highlights the decline in infant mortality in Argentina, the extension of life expectancy, improved water supply and sanitation.

also multiple factors nutrition show favorable development. Undernourishment remains at levels below 5% of the total population, qualified as zero hunger. Grows the amount of average diet of Argentines and the amount of protein in their food calories

Low infant mortality. According to the agency, the infant mortality rate was 25.7 per 1,000 live births for 1992, falling to 13.3 per thousand in 2014. a reduction of almost 50%

life expectancy. between 1992 and 2014, life expectancy was extended four years, from 72 to 76. Undernourishment: from 1992 to the present day remains at levels below 5% of the total population, considered zero hunger. Depth food deficiency: it decreased from 15% in 1992 to the current 6%


Argentina was recognized (November 2014) by the body as the center of reference global and regional in approving genetically modified organisms (GMOs). FAO recognized the National Advisory Commission on Agricultural Biotechnology (Conabia), as a reference center, which now give an essential service to other countries that do not yet have the capacity to assess scientific and objective manner. The advice in principle be focused on Africa and Latin America

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The report "The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014" (September 2014), the FAO points out that the country continues with a proportion of undernourished people about the total population to 5% in the period 2012-2014 so that it meets the Millennium Development Goals set by the UN.

Relieves important country's progress in social indicators. The percentage of prevalence of malnutrition is below 5% for the period 2012-2014. The indicator "Depth Food Deficit" guarismo declined from 14 in 03-05 to the current 6 in 2012-2014.

The percentage of population with access to improved water sources increased in the country from 96.9% in 02 to 98.7% in 2012. access to sanitation facilities it increased from 93.2% in 02 to 97.2 in 2012.

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