“There are people in the world so hungry,
that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
World Food Day signifies the anniversary of the establishment of the FAO of the UN.
Well, the theme of this year is decided to be, “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow”.
However, World Food Day is celebrated all over the world on the 16th of Oct. It is a revolutionary initiative by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the UN.
This global occasion marks a day to inculcate worldwide awareness and collective action to combat the issues regarding hunger and ensure healthy diet plans for progressive nation-builders.
It's been rightly said by a great man -
“It is important for people to realize that
we can make progress against world hunger,
that world hunger is not hopeless.
The worst enemy is apathy.”
–Reverend David Beckmann
According to the 2021 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC 2021) the remarkably high severity and percentage of the population in Crisis or worse or equivalent in 55 countries/territories, driven by persistent conflict, pre-existing and COVID-19-related economic shocks, and weather extremes.
But willingly and after the decision of the board members, the World Food Day commemorations will be jointly led by the FAO, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Food Programme (WFP).
The theme this year is as followed by-
“Our actions are our future.
Better production, better nutrition,
better environment, and a better life”.
The Golden History of World Food Day
World Food Day was founded in the month of Nov in 1979, as suggested by former Hungarian minister of agriculture and food Dr Pal Romany. Consequently, it became a way to raise awareness about hunger, malnutrition, sustainability and food production among the low-caste and underprivileged societies.
The pacific significance of World Food Day
This day aims at tackling global hunger and striving to eradicate hunger across the world.
It is the second to be indexed during Covid-19, which had devastating repercussions for food security worldwide during the situation of pandemic when the virus was overpowering the weak and sick people deprived of nutritious and fresh meal. The FAO had claimed that the Covid-19 pandemic has induced an economic recession that could add up to 100 millions or more to the 690 million people already suffering out there from hunger and malnutrition.