Saturday, October 16, 2010

World Food Day
October 16, 2010

"United Against Hunger"
World Food Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in November 1979. FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on October 16th, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945. 


WORLD FOOD DAY 2010
If we are to make a difference, we must be united against hunger. The “1 billion hungry project” reaches out to people through online social media to invite them to sign the anti-hunger petition at http://www.1billionhungry.org/.

The objectives of World Food Day are to:

*Encourage attention to agricultural food production and to stimulate national, bilateral, multilateral and non-governmental efforts to this end;

*Encourage economic and technical cooperation among developing countries;

*Encourage the participation of rural people, particularly women and the least privileged categories, in decisions and activities influencing their living conditions;

*Heighten public awareness of the problem of hunger in the world;

*Promote the transfer of technologies to the developing world; and

*Strengthen international and national solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty and draw attention to achievements in food and agricultural development.

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