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Every year 16th of October is celebrated as World Food Day. The United Nations General Assembly as created the Food and Agriculture Organization in the year 1945. In honor of this, World Food Day is celebrated in many different parts of the world. Many different organization related to food security and funding for agricultural growth also celebrate this day. This organization includes the International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme (WFP). Every year a particular theme is chosen to spread the motive of this day and to also make people aware of the problems that the world is facing related to food and hunger.
Every year the population of the particular country is increasing day-by-day and as this population increasing every year it is becoming more and more difficult to make food available to each and every person. Many people die due to hunger. According to the survey of World Food Organization, it is seen that one percent of the four in the African Continent is undernourished. The major reason for celebrating this day is to advance and secure the food security all around the world. Especially on the days of the crisis. Every year the celebration of this day represent the importance of Food and how important it is to have an effective Agriculture. For the effective agriculture, many government policies are launched for the farmer on this day. To spread this knowledge among the farmers and to make them utilized this government schemes the best way possible many organization also conduct camps and give speeches. All this is done to ensure that there is sufficient food available for every person all around the World.
According to the survey, there are around two-thirds of the total people only in Asia continent which does not get proper food to eat. And continent Asia ranks first in the world on the number of hungry people. Approximately one-third of the food produced in the world is wasted every year which is worth about one billion dollars. Many people live in the countries with the food surplus, not with food shortage. Every year the death caused by the people due to hunger is very much higher than the death caused due to Aids, Malaria, and Tuberculosis combined. And in the year 2050 according to the estimation, there will be around 24 million children that will suffer from hunger. There are around 7 billion people on this planet earth and every night 1 billion people go to bed hungry. To solve all these problems and to make the future bright again the World Food Day is celebrated.
The World Food Day was first celebrated on 16 October 1945. On this day around 50 countries assembled in Quebec, Canada to solve the major problems related to Food and Agriculture of the United Nations (FAO). The purpose of this is to fight hunger all around the world by making proper and effective use of the global food system. The World Food Day is celebrated by FAO to commemorate the founding of the United Nation calendar. These events ensure food security and nutritious diets for all people worldwide and also make people aware of the importance of food. There are around 150 countries across the world celebrate this day and making this day as one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. The purpose of this day is to fight hunger and to achieve zero Hunger by 2030. It is an effort by many people and organization to achieve this goal and to make the future of humanity safe and secure.
The World Food Day is celebrated all around the world. More than 150 countries celebrate this day. In many different countries, this day is celebrated in many different ways. The first time this day is celebrated in the year 1981. Right from then United Nation celebrates this day. There used to be free dinners at many places in the state. This dinner was sponsored by many non-profit organization. One of this free dinner is known as Sunday Dinners. This Sunday Dinner was sponsored by Oxfam America. The famous author Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Francis Moore Lappe promote this dinner by partnering with Oxfam America.
This day is also broadcasted on National television. To inspired people to take part in this day and to help many hungry people. Like in Spanish the live events are broadcasted. Many big celebrated take part in this event like the Ambassador of FAO and sports superstar like Goodwill Spanish soccer star. In many parts of Germany, this event is celebrated with the many political figures like the Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture Ministry and many more. Many big NGO’s also take part in this event and provide food to the poor and hungry. Like in Italy many universities, international agencies, and ministries held events and conferences and also exhibitions and symposia.
The society called ‘Food for Famine’ (FFF) celebrate the biggest World Food Day. To save the lives of those children and to provide food for many hungry people. This is held in Canada. Many topics were discussed related to providing proper food to society and to make the food products available to all. There are many topics related to agriculture and poverty were given serious thoughts. People were inspired to not waste this precious resources and utilized in the best possible way.
Every year on 16th October we celebrate World Food Day. And from 1981 every year a particular theme is selected to highlight the selective areas and problems that the world is facing. It is also effective to select a particular theme so that the message to the masses reaches clearly and effectively. Here is the list of themes that are selected each year for the world food day.
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