Russian news agency, FAO to work jointly on food safety, nutrition

The UN food agency has signed partnerships with a number of media organisations to raise public awareness on hunger and agricultural development

 
By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Monday 17 August 2015

An MoU has been signed between TASS and FAO recently (Credit: Patrick Feller/Flickr)

Russian news agency TASS and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have agreed to work jointly to raise public awareness on food safety and nutrition.

In this regard, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Tuesday at TASS headquarters in Moscow by FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva. The news agency’s chief executive officer, Sergei Mikhailov, was also present on the occasion.

“By signing this memorandum we have made one more important step towards meeting our global targets,” said Silva. “We share the same vision with TASS that providing access to reliable information is a powerful tool in providing food security and sustainable development. I look forward to a long-term and fruitful collaboration between FAO and TASS.”

Aim behind partnership

The new partnership aims to foster production and dissemination of Russian-language news and information related to hunger eradication, food security, nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, climate change and sustainable development.

When reporting on these issues, TASS journalists will tap into FAO’s expertise and analysis and the organisation’s latest food and agricultural statistics.

Over the past several years, FAO has signed partnerships with a number of media organisations to raise public awareness on hunger and agricultural development issues.

This includes Spain’s EFE news agency, the Emirates News Agency (WAM), The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ), Inter Press Service (IPS), National Geographic Magazine and the Thompson Reuters Foundation.


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