U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden congratulated Bill Gates and Howard Buffett for their "extraordinary contributions and personal eradicating hunger" during the October 24 Global Hunger Conference in Washington DC. "The ground-breaking work of our 2 honorees working with the World Food Programme on Purchase 4 Progress, using the purchasing power of WFP to help small farmers, is going to set a standard for public-private partnership for years to come," he said.

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