World Food Day is a chance to show our commitment to Sustainable Development Goal to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.
It’s also a day for us to celebrate the progress we have already made towards reaching “The right to food is a basic human right.” Investing in sustainable food systems and rural development means addressing some of the major global challenges – from feeding the world’s growing population to protecting the global climate, and tackling some of the root causes of migration and displacement.
FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.
The Zero Hunger Goal, can end hunger, eliminate all forms of malnutrition, and build inclusive and sustainable food systems.
World Food Day 2017
World Food Day 2017 will be celebrated across the globe on 16th of October, Monday.
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.
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;
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. 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 the 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 gets deducted from those employees who voluntarily want to donate to the food bank and such money collected may be utilized at the times of natural calamities, disasters, etc.