Alliance to End Hunger, FAO, Enter Partnership to Spread the Message of Ending Hunger Everywhere
January 27, 2016
Danielle Haddy, Manager of Membership Engagement and Partnerships, Alliance to End Hunger
We are excited to announce that the Alliance to End Hunger and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to collaborate around public awareness and education on food, nutrition and health security. The purpose of this partnership is to initiate a series of activities that leverage the knowledge and expertise of both the FAO and the Alliance to strengthen the political will to end hunger. Activities will include events and discussions throughout 2016 to ensure that leaders of various sectors have access to the information they need to make policy and business decisions that promote food, nutrition and health security.
FAO assists its members in their efforts to ensure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food by supporting policies and political commitments that promote food security and good nutrition and by making sure that up-to-date information about hunger and malnutrition challenges and solutions is available and accessible.
This is the first time these two organizations are collaborating in a formalized way, despite much support of each other’s undertakings over the years.
“The issue of hunger can only be solved when diverse organizations work together,” stated Rebecca Middleton, COO of the Alliance to End Hunger. “This has always been the view of the Alliance, and we are looking forward to even closer collaboration with FAO on our common goals.” Middleton went on to commend the leadership at FAO for actions taken to engage with civil society, and expressed hope for continued efforts in this regard.
The Alliance to End Hunger will make huge strides towards its mission to build the public and political will to end hunger at home and abroad through this partnership.
Additional information on events and activities will be available in the coming weeks. Please contact Danielle Haddy with any questions.