Former heads of Brazil, Ghana awarded anti-hunger prize

Steve Baragona – Voice of America, 10/14/2011

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva made reducing hunger one of his government's highest priorities. AP

Two former presidents who dramatically reduced hunger in their developing countries received the World Food Prize, the top prize honoring achievements to combat hunger.

Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and John Agyekum Kufuor of Ghana were honored for instituting policies which cut their nation’s hunger rates.

The World Food Prize was awarded Thursday in the U.S. state of Iowa.

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