World Food Day 2019

World Food Day

History of world food day

On October 16, 1945, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN was founded, built upon 'its belief that the goal of freedom from want of food, suitable and adequate for the health of all people can be achieved.' Celebrated around the world in about 150 countries, World Food Day honors that day and our commitment to defeating hunger.

This day is celebrated widely by many other organizations that are concerned with food security such as the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the World Food Program, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. Since then, the day has been observed in many countries every year; raising awareness and knowledge of the problems and reasons behind hunger and poverty. The mission is to raise awareness and to gather greater support and understanding of the approaches that can help to end world hunger.
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Mission of World food day

People think that hunger is about too many people and too little food. But that’s untrue. Our planet produces enough food to feed every human being.. Right now, many farmers in the poor countries, the people who grow the food the world relies on—don’t have the power to access the resources they need to thrive.    

The Ministry of Agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, and the World Food Day Committee, would like to inform that preparation for World Food Day is underway, this year WFD is being observed under the theme 'Our Actions Are Our Future Healthy Diets for A #ZeroHunger World.' Zero hunger means working together to ensure everyone, everywhere, has access to the healthy and nutritious food they need. To achieve it, we must adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, share our knowledge and be willing to help change the world– for the better. These world events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. The focus of the day is that food is a basic and fundamental human right, and it is essential to do that.

It’s also important to note that while millions go hungry, 672 million people suffer from obesity, and a further 1.3 billion are overweight and many others having. We can change this.

8 Reasons Why Zero Hunger Changes the World

  1. Zero hunger could save the lives of 3.1 million children per year
  2. Well-nourished mothers have healthier babies.
  3. Ending child undernutrition could increase a developing country's GDP by more than 16.5 percent.
  4. Proper daily nutrition early in life could mean 46 percent more in lifetime earnings
  5. Eliminating iron deficiency could boost workplace productivity by 20 percent
  6. Ending nutrition-related child mortality and such problems could increase a workforce by 9.4 percent
  7. Zero hunger can help build a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for everyone
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Sayali Naik

-Expert and Writer