16 October 2013

World Food Day, October 16th

World Food Day was proclaimed in 1979 by the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It marks the date of the founding of FAO in 1945. The aim of the Day is to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and strengthen solidarity Pokies in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. Notably, if women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million. Click here to learn more and follow #WFD2013 on twitter.