Portugal and Brazil should "help more" other CPLP countries

Portugal and Brazil should "help more" other CPLP countries

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said that Portugal and Brazil should "help" the Portuguese-speaking community in fulfilling the agreement signed between the organizations in 2014.

"Countries can not move faster by themselves. They are poor countries (...), and by the number of times government is changed in those countries, we realize that they face systemic crises ""said José Graziano da Silva, in Lisbon, adding that" part of this systemic crisis is the lack of available resources".

"So these countries need help. Portugal and Brazil need to help the CPLP more. "

The statements of José Graziano da Silva came in the context of a review of the Technical Cooperation Program (PCT) between FAO and CPLP, signed in 2014.

The Director-General of FAO believes that the PCT has "moved more slowly" than expected, but that the transformation of the UN agency's office into a "Portuguese office and support to the CPLP" is a "great contribution" to having "conditions to walk faster".

The agreement signed in March of 2014 between FAO and CPLP aimed at the training of agricultural producers from Lusophone African countries and Timor-Leste for food and nutritional security.