World Food Day
building a Zero Hunger Generation
Millions of people worldwide will gather today 16th October 2018, to celebrate World Food Day, a United Nations initiative promoted to raise awareness about the issues affecting food production and distribution on our rapidly changing planet.
The success of the Food for People initiatives in Bantoli (India), Otinibi (Ghana), and Tsarpu (Nepal), which offer food security, high quality nutrition and education in more productive agricultural methods, demonstrates how communities can flourish once these needs are addressed. Children from these areas have been able to able to attend further education for the first time, health has improved dramatically and crime levels have reduced.
More than 150 countries will be participating and topics such as adapting agriculture to climate change and the effects of migration will be highlighted, with the aim of setting goals that will lead to a Zero Hunger Generation.
World Food Day activities provide education to individuals on the ways they can change simple decisions in their lives to make a difference, and aim to give an understanding of how poverty, conflict and climate change impact the world's food supply and distribution.