The Arab country and Brazil are among the countries recognized by the FAO last Sunday for their anti-hunger actions. The African country has slashed its malnutrition rate from 14.6% to 6.5%.
Amr Farouk is speaking at a panel on food security at an international science meeting designed to discuss poverty eradication and sustainable development next week.
The United Nations conference is taking place in Peru next week. It is considered a transitional event leading into COP-21, due in Paris, 2015, where global climate targets will be set.
Brazil’s utility company Eletrobras is set to launch an initiative to measure energy efficiency levels at buildings. Aspects will include facades and roofs, lighting and air conditioning.
The program has been launched in partnership with the European Union to support farming in dry areas in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. The goal is to ensure the sustainable use of land.
The North African country plans on developing the industry and having 40% of its energy originate from renewable sources by 2030.
Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait are top-ranked countries of the Human Development Index of the United Nations. In comparison to the previous study, however, only Morocco moved up.