The U.S. Ambassador to the UN Agencies in Rome, David Lane, attended the October 17 signing of an agreement between the National Geographic Society and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to facilitate their work together to provide information and raise awareness about hunger and nutrition.
The agreement provides National Geographic access to FAO’s statistics and data when reporting on food and agriculture issues and creates a framework for the sharing of knowledge and for future joint activities between the two organizations. Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Lane said, “To accomplish what we want in food security involves political will, and political will involves a public that demands better policies. I expect the joyous partnership between FAO and National Geographic to bring great results in terms of how the public mobilizes the support for a world without hunger and malnutrition.”
Prior to the agreement, National Geographic magazine began in May 2014 an eight-month, in-depth series on the Future of Food and its NatGeoFood.com website is devoted to the subject of food and agriculture.