On 16th October 1945, United Nations created the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO). This organization was formed as a step towards man’s struggle against hunger and malnutrition. 42 nations came together in Quebec, Canada to initiate the movement back then. The organizations aims to help all the UN members through a mechanism that will help countries deal with these grave problems that the world faces today.
Since initiation in 1945, 16th October has been celebrated as the World Food Day.
The objectives of World Food Day are to:
- 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. *
Let us all come together to help in our little ways to fight hunger and malnutrition in the world. Lets pledge to make this world a better place.
For more information on World Food Day, and FAO you can visit http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/home/en/