World Food Day (WFD) is observed each year on 16 October to celebrate the founding of Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in 1945. The aim of celebrating this day is to promote awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger worldwide and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.
WFD is also an occasion to intensify efforts to achieve “Zero Hunger by 2030” a commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 and to realize the progress already made towards reaching #ZeroHunger. Zero Hunger means working together to ensure everyone, everywhere, has access to the safe, healthy and nutritious food they need.
The theme for WFD 2018 is Our actions are our future. A #ZeroHunger world by 2030 is possible.
After a period of decline, world hunger is on the rise again. Today, 821 million people are suffering chronic undernourishment, according to the World 2018 report. While millions go hungry, 672 million people suffer from obesity, and further 1.3 million are overweight. we can change this.
This year’s call for action is asking family farmers, government representatives, goodwill ambassadors, social media influencers and the general public to talk through their work or simple actions in their daily lives to achieve Zero Hunger.
Wasting less, eating better and adopting a sustainable lifestyle are key to building a world free of hunger. The choices we make today are vital for a secure future of food.
Some actions to help you make #ZeroHunger way of life:
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