WORLD FOOD DAY 2019: History, quotes, deals etc.


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WORLD FOOD DAY 2019: History, quotes, deals etc.

World Food Day is celebrated every year across the world on 16th October. It’s an annual celebration in the honor of the founding date of the Food and Agriculture Organization launched by the United Nations in the year 1945. World Food Day is celebrated widely with great enthusiasm by several other organizations which are concerned with food security such as the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the World Food Program, and others.

WORLD FOOD DAY 2019

World Food Day 2019 will be celebrated across the globe on 16th of October, Wednesday.

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HISTORY OF WORLD FOOD DAY

World Food Day (WFD) was established by the member countries of FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) in November 1979, at the organization’s 20th General Conference. Dr. Pal Romany, the Hungarian Delegation led by the then Minister of Hungary for Agriculture and Food, played a significant role at the 20th General Conference of the FAO and proposed the idea of launching the WFD worldwide. Since then, the WFD is been observed in more than 150 countries every year; raising consciousness and knowledge of the problems and reasons behind hunger and poverty.

WHY WORLD FOOD DAY IS CELEBRATED

The principal reason behind launching and celebrating world food day is to secure and advance the food security across the world, particularly in days of the crisis. The commencement of the Food and Agriculture organization by the United Nations has played a significant role in making this possible and accomplishing the goal.

The annual celebration of world food day represent the significance of the Food and Agriculture Organization; it also helps in increasing awareness of the crucial need for effective agriculture and food policies to be implemented by governments across the world to ensure there is sufficient food available for everyone worldwide.

HOW WORLD FOOD DAY IS CELEBRATED IN INDIA

World Food Day was established in honor of the founding date of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations launched in 1945. Now it is also considered as Food Engineers’ Day. In India, the day marks the significance of agriculture and emphasizes on the fact that the produced and consumed by the Indians is safe and healthy.

The world food day is celebrated with great enthusiasm in India; several sincere lovers of food in Delhi joined hands and vowed to keep their food hygienic and safe. They opposed the introduction of GM (genetically modified) crops in India. People in Delhi celebrate the occasion at Craft museum of Dastakar Mela; they make rangoli and perform street plays and acts on the matter of genetic modification.

In India, World Food Day is the occasion, through which several non-voluntary organizations highlight the importance of eating healthy food and avoiding fast food in urban India. Volunteers also stage street plays demanding public consultation on BRAI (Biotechnology regulatory Authority of India) bill. It is one of the biggest dangers to our food safety as it is being proposed to promote the introduction of Genetically Modified crops in India.

SUGGESTIONS FOR CELEBRATING WORLD FOOD DAY IN INDIA IN BETTER WAY

India is a vast country with diverse culture and tradition. The tradition varies from state to state and different festivals are celebrated in different styles in each state, but food is the common element at every celebration. Varieties of food items get prepared, eaten and distributed amongst the families and friends as rituals. Marriage is also one of the most important occasions for Indians and various food items get prepared and leftover gets wasted.

Such families may preserve extra food and distribute the same to the poor and needy ones; this will make a lot of difference as no food would get wasted and hungry may be fed. Private companies and Government organizations may run a scheme where a certain percentage of salary get deducted from those employees who voluntarily want to donate for the food bank and such money collected may be utilized at the times of natural calamities, disasters, etc.

Focus on Different Aspects

In the past few years, World Food Day has been using the annual celebration as a platform to concentrate on various other aspects of agriculture and food security such as biodiversity, climate change, and fishing communities.

THEMES OF WORLD FOOD DAY

Since 1981, World Food Day started adopting different celebration theme each year for highlighting common areas of concerns which needed attention and action. Majority of the themes rotate around farming and agriculture because it is been considered that only investment in agriculture along with support for health and education will be able to turn this situation around. The bulk of such investment must come from the private sector and public investment for promoting agriculture and mitigate the problem related to food and hunger such as deficiency of food, etc.

  • The theme of World Food Day 2018 was: “Our Actions Are Our Future, Ending World Hunger by 2030 is Possible”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 2017: “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 2016: “Climate change: Climate is changing, Food and agriculture must too”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 2015: “Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 2014: “Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 2013: “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 2012: “Agricultural cooperatives “key to feeding the world”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 2011: “Food prices from crisis to stability”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 2010: “United against hunger”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 2009: “Achieving food security in times of crisis”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 2008: “World food security: the challenges of climate change and bioenergy”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 2007: “The right to food”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 2006: “Investing in agriculture for food security”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 2005: “Agriculture and intercultural dialogue”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 2004: “Biodiversity for food security”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 2003: “Working together for an international alliance against hunger”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 2002: “Water: source of food security”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 2001: “Fight hunger to reduce poverty”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 2000: “A millennium free from hunger”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1999: “Youth against hunger”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1998: “Women feed the world”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1997: “Investing in food security”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1996: “Fighting hunger and malnutrition”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1995: “Food for all”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1994: “Water for life”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1993: “Harvesting nature’s diversity”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1992: “Food and Nutrition”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1991: “Trees for life”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1990: “Food for the future”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1989: “Food and the environment”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1988: “Rural youth”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1987:“Small farmers”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1986: “Fishermen and fishing communities”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1985: “Rural poverty”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1984: “Women in agriculture”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1983: “Food Security”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1982: “Food comes first”.
  • The theme of World Food Day 1981: “Food comes first”……..Read more>>

 

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