World Food Day is celebrated annually on October 16. This date was chosen because it marks the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) on October 16, 1945. The goal of the FAO is to eradicate global hunger and improve nutrition.
This day is celebrated to raise global awareness regarding world hunger, but also to boost solidarity and cooperation against malnutrition and poverty through multilateral efforts undertaken by states, international, and non-governmental organizations.
On this occasion, I want to highlight a few things:
1. We have food thanks to agriculture and farmers.
2. Unfortunately, 1.3 billion tons of food for human consumption is wasted each year- 1/3 of food production.
3. In 2017, 821 million people suffered from malnutrition.
4. About 45% of the deaths of children under the age of 5 are due to malnutrition.
We can draw the conclusions on our own. Actions must be taken individually and collectively!
More details can be found at http://www.fao.org/world-food-day