World Food Day is celebrated every year across the world on 16th October. It’s an annual celebration in the honor of the founding date of the Food and Agriculture Organization launched by the United Nations in the year 1945. World Food Day is celebrated widely with great enthusiasm by several other organizations which are concerned with food security such as the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the World Food Program, and others.
WORLD FOOD DAY 2019
The theme of World Food Day 2019 is – “Our Actions Are Our Future”. The theme is designed to urge people from all the walks of society to take action for the prevention of hunger, saving food and understanding nutritional values.
Qatar Charity will distribute to the refugees at a total cost of 1.5 billion. The meals will be given to at least 100000 refugees and poor families in Turkey, Lebanon and Palestine.
The National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) in association with Food safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) have decided to celebrate world food Day across the country from 16th October to 25th October.
HISTORY OF WORLD FOOD DAY
World Food Day (WFD) was established by the member countries of FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) in November 1979, at the organization’s 20th General Conference. Dr. Pal Romany, the Hungarian Delegation led by the then Minister of Hungary for Agriculture and Food, played a significant role at the 20th General Conference of the FAO and proposed the idea of launching the WFD worldwide. Since then, the WFD is been observed in more than 150 countries every year; raising consciousness and knowledge of the problems and reasons behind hunger and poverty.
WHY WORLD FOOD DAY IS CELEBRATED
The principal reason behind launching and celebrating world food day is to secure and advance the food security across the world, particularly in days of the crisis. The commencement of the Food and Agriculture organization by the United Nations has played a significant role in making this possible and accomplishing the goal.
The annual celebration of world food day represent the significance of the Food and Agriculture Organization; it also helps in increasing awareness of the crucial need for effective agriculture and food policies to be implemented by governments across the world to ensure there is sufficient food available for everyone worldwide.