World Food Day is celebrated around the world on the day of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The purpose of celebrating this day celebrated on 16 October every year is to tackle the problem of hunger in the world and to provide food security to the world so that hunger can be eradicated from all over the world. This day is celebrated in two ways, one is to encourage the world’s best food, but it is also celebrated to promote efforts to combat food shortage in the world.
When was this day celebrated for the first time
Although the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was established on 16 October 1945, the proposal to celebrate World Food Day was given by the Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Dr. Paul Romani in November 1979. Since then it is celebrated every year on 16 October in more than 150 countries. Many programs are also being organized on this occasion.
what is the theme of this time
This year’s theme is Save Food now for a healthy tomorrow. Today food security is becoming a very big and growing problem. Climate change is having a huge impact on food availability, which people are not paying attention to. Although most of the themes are around agriculture, but this time in view of the seriousness of the problem, emphasis has been laid on the concern of tomorrow in the theme.
The emphasis of these organizations
Many organizations work to celebrate this day. But this time together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Human Rights Commission, the United Nations Refugee Agency and the World Food Program are celebrating together. Celebrating Food Day this year under the title of “to celebrate”.
Food security is one of the most serious problems in the world today. (symbolic photo: shutterstock)
world food program
The World Food Program was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 2020. This honor was given to him for his efforts to fight hunger, contribute to peace in disputes and conflicts. The biggest achievement of this program has been that it has successfully prevented hunger from being used as a weapon in war and conflict.
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climate change is also a factor
There is a lot of economic disparity in the world at this time. But apart from this, there are also geographical, climatic, political reasons, due to which the problem of production and availability of food among the people is very serious. In recent years, the effects of climate change have also exacerbated the problem of hunger and food security. People are forced to migrate from many places, due to which they have become refugees and are facing the problem of food.
One third of the world’s food goes to waste. (symbolic photo: shutterstock)
Waste food is not less
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, 40 percent of the world’s population is deprived of a healthy diet. Today that number is more than three billion. At the same time, a third of the food produced in the world, which is about a trillion dollars, goes to waste. At the same time, according to the United Nations, 82 crore people are suffering from hunger.
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On the other hand, 20 lakh people are either suffering from obesity or are suffering from the problem of overweight due to poor diet or life discussion. But according to another source, the number of overweight people alone is 1.9 billion. One out of every eight people in the world is malnourished. And only 155 crore children are suffering from chronic malnutrition.
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