Spain and Brazil intend to generalize a kind of international cooperation to address food crises that has managed to significantly reduce the cost of these operations and incorporate new countries as aid donors. In 2009, through an informal conversation between former President Lula da Silva and Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Brazil requested Spain aid to dedicate 40,000 tons of food, from his successful program Fome zero, to international aid. Brazil needed an experienced partner in an area which until then was not part of its foreign policy. The result was the largest logistical operation that has made the Spanish Agency of international cooperation for development (AECID). The Spanish Office was responsible for achieving transport that huge amount of rice, corn and milk powder to Haiti, Cuba and Honduras, which had just been hit by hurricanes Ike and Gustav. Source of the news:: Spain and Brazil a world network of food donation drive