September 19, 2014
Gov't highlights FAO report: Argentina hit Zero Hunger Challenge goal
Ahead of his trip to the province of San Juan where the federal government will stamp an agreement benefiting rural workers, the head of ministers Capitanich highlighted a recent report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that tops Argentina among the countries that have reached the “Zero Hunger Challenge.”
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich will be flying to the San Juan province today to meet Gvernor José Luis Gioja and sign an agreement that will guarantee social security coverage for rural workers. “Workers will therefore count on the benefits that they deserve,” the minister stated.
But ahead of his arrival to San Juan, Capitanich mentioned a FAO report on food security that says Argentina has reached the agency’s “Zero Hunger Challenge.”
“We think this is very good news with the report also highlighting the social inclusion actions driven by the government, specially the Universal Child Allowance and the protection of pregnant women,” the head of ministers told reporters this morning, mentioning the Kirchnerite-sponsored program that involves cash transfers for low-income and poor families on condition their children attend school and receive regular medical check ups.