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U.S. Ambassador to the UN Food and Agriculture Agencies to lead journalists on a visit to Cambodia

Released on December 6, 2013

Ambassador David Lane, the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agencies in Rome, will travel to Cambodia from December 9–13, 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 to improve food security and promote agricultural development in Cambodia.

The Ambassador will be accompanied by a group of journalists from Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste, and Cambodia. They will visit a variety of projects run by the U.S. Government, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Program (WFP), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

These projects include USAID HARVEST projects focused on improving nutrition through home gardens and fish ponds; WFP school meals and food scholarship programs (funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture) as well as food distribution for WFP’s Maternal and Child Health Program; an FAO project to improve farming systems and markets for smallholder farmers, and a visit to their avian influenza laboratory; and projects promoted and funded by IFAD which provide innovative training packages for poor farmers to increase their profitability.

You can follow Ambassador Lane’s visit on Facebook and Twitter. Visit usunrome.usmission.gov 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.