World Food Day — Octo­ber 16th

The Food and Agri­cul­ture Orga­ni­za­tion of the United Nations marks World Food Day each year on 16 Octo­ber, the day on which the Orga­ni­za­tion was founded in 1945.

The objec­tives of World Food Day are to:
  • encour­age atten­tion to agri­cul­tural food pro­duc­tion and to stim­u­late national, bilat­eral, mul­ti­lat­eral and non-​governmental efforts to this end;
  • encour­age eco­nomic and tech­ni­cal coop­er­a­tion among devel­op­ing countries;
  • encour­age the par­tic­i­pa­tion of rural peo­ple, par­tic­u­larly women and the least priv­i­leged cat­e­gories, in deci­sions and activ­i­ties influ­enc­ing their liv­ing conditions;
  • heighten pub­lic aware­ness of the prob­lem of hunger in the world;
  • pro­mote the trans­fer of tech­nolo­gies to the devel­op­ing world; and
  • strengthen inter­na­tional and national sol­i­dar­ity in the strug­gle against hunger, mal­nu­tri­tion and poverty and draw atten­tion to achieve­ments in food and agri­cul­tural development.

“Sus­tain­able Food Sys­tems for Food Secu­rity and Nutri­tion” is the focus of World Food Day 2013.

Infor­ma­tion sourced from http://​www​.fao​.org

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