In 1905, at a conference in Rome the International Institute of Agriculture was created. In 1945, this was replaced by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
The FAO is a part of the United Nations and is dedicated to overseeing food andf agriculture across the world.
One of it’s key focuses is on reducing world hunger ,and so the idea of a World Food Day was born. It is about bringing awareness to the world about what affects food production and distribution and therefore how that impacts on global hunger. The goal is to bring about a “Zero Hunger Generation”.
World Food Day is held on 16 October and the first was in 1981 and there has been one every year since. The theme for the initial day was “Food comes First”.
Marathons, festivals, exhibitions, concerts and marches are typically held to recognise the day.
The theme for 2019 was “Our Actions Are Our Future Healthy Diets for A #ZeroHunger World”.
The theme for 2020 has not yet been announced.
For more information – www.fao.org/worldfoodday
What will your business be doing to recognise it in 2020?