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Latin America and Caribbean Team Up to Fight Hunger

The 33 member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the UN have agreed to work together on reducing hunger and malnutrition in the LAC region.

Recent data shows a shocking increase in hunger in the LAC region, outshining some of the advances made in recent decades.

“The number of people who are undernourished in the region increased by 2.4 million between 2015 and 2016, totaling 4.2 million — the equivalent of 6.6 per cent of the population,” said a report by the Jamaica Observer, which first broke the story.

Dr. Jose Graziano da Silva, FAO Director General, named conflicts, climate change, the importation of cheap foods, and economic slowdown as heavy contributors to the increase of hunger, malnutrition, and obesity in the LAC region.

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Matt Kendall

During his 2+ years as Chief Editor at Nearshore Americas, Matt Kendall operated at the heart of both the Nearshore BPO and IT services industries, reporting on the most impactful stories and trends in the sector.

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