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October 16 - World Food Day 2020

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Rome, 16 October 2020 - World Food Day takes place annually on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945.

World Food Day 2020: Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Our Actions are our Future.
World Food Day 2020: Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Our Actions are our Future.© FAO

This years #WorldFoodDay marks the 75th Anniversary of the founding of FAO, with a view to looking towards the future we need to build together and the theme

“Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.”

As countries deal with the widespread effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, World Food Day 2020 will highlight how food and agriculture are an essential part of the COVID-19 response.

World Food Day 2020 will call for global cooperation and solidarity to help the most vulnerable to recover from the crisis. It will call on countries to build back better by making food systems more resilient and robust so they can withstand increasing volatility and climate shocks, deliver healthy and sustainable diets for all, and decent livelihoods for food system workers.

Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.

Food is the essence of life and the bedrock of our cultures and communities.

Preserving access to safe and nutritious food is and will continue to be an essential part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for poor and vulnerable communities, who are hit hardest by the pandemic and resulting economic shocks.

Our actions are our future.

Countries, the private sector and civil society need to make sure that our food systems grow a variety of food to nourish a growing population and sustain the planet, together.

Learn more here http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/home/en/

(Source: FAO)

Background Information

World Food Day promotes global awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all.

World Food Day has been celebrated every year since 1981. Each year, the day is celebrated under a different theme.

Targeting leaders of political and non-political organizations at all levels, FAO's program is designed to raise press awareness of current food security issues.

In addition, other UN agencies and universities around the world organize symposia, conferences, workshops and presentations on specific topics related to food production, distribution and security.


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