A new section on trust.org will be entirely dedicated to delivering news content on hunger and food issues.
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New online food security information service

FAO and the Thomson Reuters Foundation plan to launch a new online food security information service.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are planning a joint online food security information service, reported FAO in July 2014. The Thomson Reuters Foundation is the corporate charity of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information provider, and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. 

The agreement signed by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the FAO foresees the creation, as of next fall, of a new section on trust.org, the Thomson Reuters Foundation portal, entirely dedicated to delivering news content on hunger and food issues. Stories will be produced and sourced by the Thomson Reuters 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.

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.

(FAO/ile)