New online food security news service to launch in 2014

by Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 9 July 2014 11:14 GMT
We're teaming up with the UN FAO to improve global information and awareness on hunger and food-related issues.

We're teaming up with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve global information and awareness on hunger and food-related issues, including food production, food security, food waste, agriculture, land use, and malnutrition.

The Foundation will create a new section on trust.org entirely dedicated to delivering news content on hunger and food issues, which will launch in fall 2014. Stories will be produced and sourced by the Foundation and made available for free usage worldwide in order to spread information on food security as widely as possible.

Topics to be covered will include food production, food security and safety, food waste, agriculture and land use, under nutrition and malnutrition, and food affordability among others.

Media’s critical role in transforming lives

Under the shared view that trusted news and information is a key tool in the fight for human rights and specifically against hunger, the partnership aims to highlight the importance of providing accurate, updated and helpful information about hunger, nutrition and food production challenges.

Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO Monique Villa said: “We cover the world’s under reported stories. This new partnership is perfectly in line with our core values, and I am extremely happy and confident we will deliver the necessary impact, boosting awareness and triggering change”. 

FAO Director General Graziano da Silva said: “I am fully convinced that the media play a critical role in every society, not only informing and raising people’s awareness, but also being able to transform their lives,” 

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