Friday, 16 October 2015

World Food Day- 16th October 2015





World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in 1945. The main goal is to raise public awareness about hunger challenges and encourage people worldwide to take action in the fight against hunger. The day is celebrated widely by many other organisations concerned with food security, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. (wikipedia.com)

The theme for this year's world food day is social protection & agriculture which aims to underline the role social protection plays in reducing chronic food insecurity and poverty by ensuring direct access to food or the means to buy food.  Social protection is, moreover, a viable alternative for stimulating agricultural production and local economic activity. (http://www.wfo-oma.com)




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