The Record: This Week in Review

U.S. Fight Against World Hunger

Follow David Lane, the U.S. Ambassador to the UN Food and Agriculture Agencies in Rome as he does a media tour for the U.S. mission he leads to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD).  It provides an insight into the type of work these organizations are doing to help support smallholder and commercial farmers in Africa.  In his second post, Lane highlights some of the collaborative efforts between the government of Tanzania and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and goes on to say that this is the type of collaborative work that is at the heart of the Feed the Future, the U.S. global hunger and food security initiative.

U.S. Recognizes the Government of Somalia

The U.S. Government has officially recognized the Government of Somalia.  Given the instability of the region it will be interesting to see what type of commitment the U.S. makes to the country and region and what effect this will have on the operation of other international organizations in Somalia.