15 June 2016, Rome Italy - Seminars on Food Security Moderated by Kakoli Ghosh: ӎew Frontiers for Food Security", Pasquale DeMuro, Professor of Human Development Economics, Universitá di RomaTre and ӆood Security and Peace", Marcela Villarreal, FAO Director, Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development Division. The lecture series is an initiative to strengthen collaboration for the benefit of youth - the next generation of policy and decision-makers. By increasing awareness of the global challenges facing food security and nutrition FAO can contribute to formulating more effective academic curricula and research agendas. Alongside the lecture series FAO will also hold a ceremony to mark the signing of a memorandum of understanding between FAO and the Italian university Roma Tre (R3) for a pilot initiative in which the Organization will directly contribute its knowledge and expertise to the university's master's programmes. The agreement underlines FAO efforts to raise awareness on the multiple issues linked to food security and nutrition and is an exceptional case in which FAO learning materials are available for use by a university faculty to enhance their masters programme curricula. FAO headquarters (Austria Room).