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Trailblazers for food security lauded at FAO ceremony June 26,2019   |  Source: reliefweb

Government ministries in Pakistan and Rwanda, a group of Spanish journalists, a Norwegian research vessel, a group of current and former parliamentarians in Chile, and FAO field staff who worked in South Sudan and Yemen have been recognized at today's FAO Awards ceremony, held on the sidelines of the 41st FAO Conference.

The editorial team at the Spanish-language newspaper El País were honoured with the A.H. Boerma Award for their outstanding efforts to communicate to the public about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a focus on hunger, malnutrition and sustainable agriculture, and FAO's work to improve food security and nutrition.

The Margarita Lizárraga Medal for a person or organization that has served with distinction in the application of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries has been awarded to the research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation for its work in the application of the Ecosystem Approach for Fisheries.

Theme(s): Communities and Organisations.

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