The National Geographic Society and FAO have agreed to work together to provide information and raise awareness about hunger and nutrition.
According to the agreement, while reporting on food and agriculture, National Geographic will utilise food and agricultural statistics as well as trends and data sets sourced from FAO’s statistical service, FAOStat.
FAO’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva said, "Share the view that wide access to reliable information is a key tool in the fight for human rights, and specifically when it comes to the right to food."
National Geographic’s Chief Content Officer Chris Johns said: "National Geographic’s reporting on food greatly benefits by our partnership with the FAO, and we are very pleased to be formalizing a longer term relationship."
The FAO and National Geographic partnership envisages cooperation, a regular dialogue and access to FAO’s expertise, knowledge exchange, content-sharing, cross promotion, joint activities and participation at events and on publishing platforms.
National Geographic magazine’s in-depth eight-month Future of Food series began in May 2014, and has included food and agricultural statistics and trends on topics such as feeding mega-cities in a world of changing demographics, reducing food loss and waste, and global forestry issues. FAO is also providing material for articles and graphics for the NatGeoFood.com website.
An expanded version of the exhibit – a project involving FAO and National Geographic Italia, the Society’s Italian chapter – will go on show at Rome’s Palazzo delle Esposizioni on 13 November, 2014.