Introduction – World Food Day is celebrated every year on October 16 across the world to spread awareness about the issue of hunger and waste of the food. It also celebrates the foundation day of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was founded on October 16, 1945, by the United Nations. In the year 2022, this global day celebrates the 77th anniversary of this historic day.
The main aim of this international day is to prevent the issue of hunger and ensure a healthy diet for all people across the world. This international day is celebrated by many other organizations such as the International Fund for Agricultural Development, and the World Food Program (WFP).
History – World Food Day was established in November 1979 as proposed by Dr. Pal Romany, Previous Hungarian minister of agriculture and food. The main aim of this international day is to raise awareness about food production malnutrition, hunger, and sustainability. This global day is celebrated in more than 150 countries across the world.
Theme – The theme of World Food Day in the year 2022 is “Leave No One behind” which concentrates on several worldwide challenges including climate change, international tension, the Covid-19 pandemic, and rising prices. Previously, the theme of World Food Day in the year 2021 was “Safe Food now for a better tomorrow”.
Significance – World Food Day is celebrated every year on October 16 to celebrate the anniversary of the creation of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The main aim of this international day is to fight hunger globally and strive to eliminate hunger across the world. This global day highlights the importance of food security to eradicate hunger all around the world.