World Food Day 2020: Know why the World Food Day Celebrated? What’s its history and significance?
World Food Day is celebrated on 16 October worldwide. However, many people have a misunderstanding that this day is related to food and drink. Let us know why World Food Day is celebrated and, what is the purpose behind it
Why World Food Day celebrated?
World Food Day is celebrated with the aim of spreading awareness for people suffering from hunger. On this one day, at the local level, everyone is appealed to take steps against hunger. On World Food Day, a variety of programs are organized by NGOs, media, the general public, and government to make people aware of hunger victims.
When did the celebration of World Food Day start?
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was established on October 16, 1945. The member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organization established World Food Day at the 20th General Conference in November 1979 and started celebrating World Food Day on 16 October 1981. Since 1981, every year the World Food Day is celebrated. The theme of World Food Day this year is’ Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Our actions are our future. ‘
Every Year 150 countries take part in the celebration of World Food Day.
Programs are held in more than 150 countries around the world to celebrate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). These programs create worldwide awareness for those who are suffering from hunger and also for the need to ensure food security and a nutritious diet for all. One of the objectives of celebrating this day is that everyone should know that food is a fundamental human right.
The theme of World Food Day 2020
According to the FAO website, this year’s World Food Day is dedicated to the victims of the Coronavirus. This year, people are being made aware of how important food and agriculture are to fight this pandemic. The organization has appealed for help for global cooperation and solidarity for the weaker sections.
The impact of the Covid 19 pandemic has affected countries around the world, with #WorldFoodDay calling for global solidarity to heal those most vulnerable and to help make food systems more sustainable for them.