World Food Day: Here Is The Theme, Date And History Of The Occasion


World Food Day will be celebrated worldwide on October 16. The main theme of the occasion is Our Actions Is Our Future and aims towards a decrease in hunger.

Written By Shreshtha Chaudhury | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The occasion of World Food Day is celebrated this year on October 16. The day is celebrated in honour of the establishing of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The FAO was founded in the year 1945. The whole idea of the organization was put forth by Dr Pál Romány who was the former Hungarian Minister for Agriculture and Food. He reportedly led the delegation during a session of the FAO Conference. The occasion is celebrated globally and focuses on raising awareness on food-related issues like hunger and poverty.

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The theme of the World Food Day is Our Actions Are Our Future

The prime objective of World Food Day is that food is one of the most fundamental human rights. Reportedly, the World Food Day abides by the theme, ‘Our Actions Are Our Future.’ The main focus of this day lies in providing healthy and supportable food to the underprivileged section of the population. World Food Day is mainly observed with awareness events like hunger marches and marathons. There are also many cultural programs, contests and carnivals held across the world to celebrate the day. According to reports, The World Food Day is revered at the headquarters in Rome with the presence of the authoritative figures and the government leaders for the official ceremony.

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The awareness of The World Food Day is spread across many schools and colleges

The celebration of The World Food Day in the headquarters also includes a lecture from eminent professor Jeffrey D. Sachs. The professor delivers a lecture on agriculture, food and an efficient development system. The event is one of the most respected and notable occasions which is observed at a global level. There are a lot of NGOs, government institutions and social workers who reach out to many schools, colleges as well as educational institutions to spread the necessary awareness about the importance of the day. This awareness is primarily regarding hunger and the increase in an unhealthy diet among the current youth. According to reports, an unhealthy eating habit and lifestyle has considerably increased due to excess globalization and proliferation. The main significance of World Food Day is to eliminate this fast increasing problem.

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