The Brazil Africa Forum 2019 had a special moment this Wednesday, November 13th. Mr. José Graziano, former General Director of FAO and one of the panelists of the event, received an honor distinction from the hands of Mr. João Bosco Monte, President of Brazil Africa Institute, due to his relentless fight against hunger during.
Mr. Graziano showed gratitude towards the Institute for the tribute and has mentioned that he always directed his job for the African Continent. He has said: “When I was elected General Director, the African leaders were afraid that the focus of the FAO could be redirected to the Latin American Region since I’m Brazilian. But we took some sample projects from the Latin American countries and we have implemented this in the African continent”.
Mr. João Bosco Monte stated that Mr. Graziano’s example demonstrates that it is possible to work towards hunger eradication. “It’s relatively simple. People just have to start doing it”.