October 16th is World Food Day
Millions of people around the world don’t have access to clean water and food. It is a problem that affects all nations. To bring this to the attention of the international community and make changes to combat it, the United Nations created the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on October 16, 1945.
“The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger” (Food and Agriculture Organization, 2023). World Food Day raises awareness of the importance of food and the importance of making initiatives to ensure every person has access to nutritional food.
The 3 main goals of the FAO is
the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition;
the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and,
the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
Every year the theme changes to reflect the most pressing issue. The theme for 2023 is “Water is life, water is food”.
To learn more about World Food Day, please visit the official website here