Sunday, October 16, 2016

October 16, World Food Day - Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.

World Food Day
Either we build a future for all, or there will be no acceptable future for anyone.
World Food Day 2016 - Climate is changing. 
Food and agriculture must too. 



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.

T
he official World Food Day theme is announced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The goal is to give focus to World Food Day observances and raise awareness and understanding of approaches to ending hunger.

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

The three main goals are: 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.






The objectives of World Food Day are to:

*Climate actions to change our world
    Don’t waste water.
    Diversify your diet.

    Keep fish populations afloat.
    Keep soils and water clean.
    Buy organic
    Energy efficient is best
    Use solar panels or other green energy systems
    Buy only what you need
    Pick ugly fruit and vegetables
    Don’t let labels fool you
    Limit your plastic
    Recycle paper, plastic, glass and aluminium
    Store food wisely
    Love your leftovers
    Make plant food
    Be rubbish-savvy
    Make cities greener
    Shop local.
    Protect forests and save paper
    Bike, walk or use public transport
    Be a conscientious consumer
    Keep up to date on climate change
    Be an advocate!


*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.


To learn more about World Food Day, visit the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Follow FAO World Food Day on Twitter.

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