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 Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organizations concerned with food security, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
The World Food Day theme for 2014 was Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth”; in 2015 it was “Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty”; in 2016 it is Climate Change: “Climate is changing. (As cited in the Wikipedia)
Today was celebrated differently across the nations with some sharing photos of their best foods, as well as celebrating farmers and chefs.
“If you ate today, thank a farmer”. What better time to celebrate the efforts of our farmers than #WorldFoodDay? This year’s theme is ‘Our Actions are our Future’, and for us at Newport Fersan Jamaica Limited, this rings true. Plan for your future by investing in your soil today! pic.twitter.com/2pfVnQtQPR
— NewportFersanJamaica (@newportfersanja) October 16, 2018
The world produces enough food to feed everyone, yet 1 person in 9 suffers from chronic hunger. On Tuesday’s World Food Day, learn how you can support #ZeroHunger by 2030: https://t.co/hpcIGprGLG #GlobalGoals pic.twitter.com/EqFvtYFW5o
— United Nations (@UN) October 16, 2018
The UN Human Rights has called out to states and asked them to root causes of hunger which include… power imbalances, discrimination, poverty, conflict, abusive business practices. A world of #ZeroHunger can only be achieved by ensuring the full respect of #humanrights
On #WorldFoodDay, we call on States to address the root causes of hunger – ie, power imbalances, discrimination, poverty, conflict, abusive business practices.
— UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) October 16, 2018