World Food Day_16th October 2021


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

www.fao.org

Our Actions are our Future

The food you choose and the way you consume it affect our health and that of our planet.
It has an impact on the way agri-food systems work.
So you need to be part of the change.

Learn more

Mark your calendar!

The World Food Day ceremony is set to take place on 15 October 2021. Other global events will take place at Expo Dubai on 16 October.

Register

Whether you’re a government, city, private business, NGO, journalist, civil society organization or individual, we want to hear from you. We can provide you with multimedia content in several languages to share, and to support your World Food Day activity. Contact us if you need more information.

Explore

Whether you’re a government, city, private business, NGO, journalist, civil society organization or individual, we want to hear from you. We can provide you with multimedia content in several languages to share, and to support your World Food Day activity. Contact us if you need more information.

Explore

Whether you’re a government, city, private business, NGO, journalist, civil society organization or individual, we want to hear from you. We can provide you with multimedia content in several languages to share, and to support your World Food Day activity. Contact us if you need more information.

Explore

Whether you’re a government, city, private business, NGO, journalist, civil society organization or individual, we want to hear from you. We can provide you with multimedia content in several languages to share, and to support your World Food Day activity. Contact us if you need more information.

Explore

FAO



Caritas

 www.caritas.org.au

Global food security issues and what we can do to tackle food insecurity for disadvantaged communities

What is food security and why does it matter?

Food is a fundamental human right – yet an estimated 690 million people go hungry every day. Not having enough to eat has ripple effects on health, the ability to get an education and earn a living, and the ability of a community and a country to flourish.

Food security, as defined by the United Nations means that ‘all people, at all times, have physical social and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs for an active and healthy life.

Although there have been huge improvements in fighting world hunger, it is currently on the rise, as many vulnerable communities in countries without food security are still struggling with malnutrition.

In parts of Africa, like Malawi and Zimbabwe, poor rainfall and harvests in recent years mean that some individuals and families do not have enough food to last a whole year. Some are forced to cut back on their meals, sometimes going without food for days.

Changing climate, population growth, rising food prices and natural disasters all have an impact on food security. Implementing strategies and addressing the issues which contribute to global food security are essential.

More than 135 million people across 55 countries and territories are in a food crisis where they lack access to essential nutrition.

690 million

people go hungry every day.

135 million

people across 55 countries and territories are in a food crisis where they lack access to


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