World Food Day is celebrated every year around the globe on 16 October in recognition of the date of the establishing of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
This day is celebrated widely by many other organisations who are concerned with food security, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
We must think about the food we eat and who grows it, and also where it comes from so that we can make more educated choices as voters and consumers. In recognition of World Food Day this October 16, use your voice to help small-scale farmers lift themselves out of hardship. Happy World Food Day 2016.
World Food Day 2016 Theme – Climate change: “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.”
Themes of World Food Day:
1981 – Food comes first
1982 – Food comes first
1983 – Food security
1984 – Women in Agriculture
1985 – Rural poverty
1986 – Fishermen and fishing communities
1987 – Small farmers
1988 – Rural youth
1989 – Food and the Environment
1990 – Food for the Future
1991 – Trees for life
1992 – Food and Nutrition
1993 – Harvesting nature’s diversity
1994 – Water for life
1995 – Food for all
1996 – Fighting hunger and malnutrition
1997 – Investing in food security
1998 – Women feed the world
1999 – Youth against Hunger
2000 – A millennium free from hunger
2001 – Fight hunger to reduce poverty
2002 – Water: source of food security
2003 – Working together for an international alliance against hunger
2004 – Biodiversity for food security
2005 – Agriculture and intercultural dialogue
2006 – Investing in agriculture for food security
2007 – The right to food
2008 – World food security: the challenges of climate change and bioenergy
2009 – Achieving food security in times of crisis
2010 – United against hunger
2011 – Food prices – from crisis to stability
2012 – Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world
2013 – Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition
2014 – Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth.”
2015 – “Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty.”
2016 – Climate change: “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.”
World Food Day 2016 Theme Meaning:
The climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too. One of the biggest issues associated with a change of climate is food security. The world’s poorest people are farmers, fishers and pastoralists; they are being hit hardest by high temperatures and an increasing frequency of weather-related disasters. At the same time, the global population is growing steadily and is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050.
To meet such a large demand, agriculture and food systems will need to adjust to the conflicting effects of climate change and become more resilient, productive and sustainable. This is the only way that we can ensure the well-being of ecosystems and rural residents and reduce emissions.
World Food Day in India:
World Food Day is honoured in recognition of the date of the founding of the FAO of the United Nations in 1945. It is also now recognised as Food Engineers’ Day.
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World Food Day 2016 Quotes:
Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.
You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.
Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
I like food. I like eating. And I don’t want to deprive myself of good food.
Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It’s not about nutrients and calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about honesty. It’s about identity.
Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
What I’ve enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn – I love it!
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