Ambassador David J. Lane, the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agencies in Rome, will travel to Tanzania and Malawi from January 7 – 15, 2013.  He will visit rural communities and observe how the United States and the UN Food and Agriculture Agencies collaborate to support farmers, businesses and government officials improve food security and promote agricultural development in these countries.

The Ambassador will be accompanied by a group of journalists from Italy, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, France and Niger.  They will visit a variety of projects run by the U.S. Government, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).  These include farmers’ cooperatives, a market access project and a Food For Education program in Tanzania, as well as an Agricultural Commodity Exchange and a Community Management of Malnutrition program as  in Malawi.

Ambassador Lane will blog about his trip on DipNote and you can follow the trip on Face book and Twitter.  Visit our website for further information on what the U.S. Government and the UN Agencies are doing to improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural development in the world.

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