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World Food Day Observed Every Year on 16 October

World Food Day celebrated on 16 October every year across the world since 1981

Oct 16, 2013 12:52 IST
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World Food Day16 October: World Food Day

World Food Day celebrated on 16 October every year across the world since 1981. The main objective of the World Food Day is to strengthen national and international solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty and draw attention to achievements in food security and agricultural development.

Theme of the World Food Day 2013

The Theme of the World Food Day 2013 is Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition

About World Food Day

• World Food Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1979.
• World Food Day on 16 October was first observed in 1981.
• Organisations around the world mobilise advocacy campaigns and events on October 16 to strengthen the political will to end hunger.
• World Food Day offers the opportunity to strengthen national and international solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty and draw attention to achievements in food security and agricultural development.

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