Brazil reduced the percentage of its population in a situation of malnutrition from 10.7% to 5%, revealed on Tuesday the report of the UN agency for Food and Agriculture, FAO.

According to the report, Brazil canceled the reduction of this indicator in the last ten years, thereby achieving one of the eight Millennium Development Goals that the UN established for 2015.

The report, reviewed by the EFE agency, also reflects that this country will have poverty from 24.3% to 8.4% between 2001 and 2012, while extreme poverty fell from 14% to 3.5%.

«Overcoming hunger was one of the main goals of the Brazilian State and it has been achieved,» declared the Minister of Social Development and Fight against Hunger, Tereza Campello.