World Food Day


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World Food Day

October 16
Proclaimed in 1979 by the conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, World Food Day is designed to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and to promote cooperation in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. October 16 is the anniversary of the founding of the FAO in Rome, Italy, in 1945.
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Dubai: Around 7,000 workers received free meals as part of a mass food donation drive by Dubai Municipality to mark World Food Day.
ISLAMABAD: Oxfam Pakistan, along with Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP), government officials and the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), celebrated World Food Day to raise awareness about food insecurity, migration and agricultural developments inPakistan.This year's theme on the World Food Day was, "Change the future of migration.
Islamabad -- World Food Day will be observed on Monday (today) throughout the world including Pakistan.
By Mahdi Al-Nemer ROME, Oct 15 (KUNA) -- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will celebrate tomorrow the World Food Day by shedding light on the strong relation between food security levels and growth in countryside areas, with the increasing immigration phenomenon and its complexed consequences.
Celebrated around the world, World Food Day honours that day and the commitment to defeating hunger.
17 (Petra)-- Leading figures in the global fight against hunger gathered at the Milan Expo to celebrate World Food Day, marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) with appeals to speed up efforts to eradicate hunger and improve the way food is produced and consumed.
Riyadh, Dhu-AlHijjah 21, 1435, Oct 15, 2014, SPA -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia joins the countries of the world on the 16th of the month of October of each year in observing World Food Day.
Muscat, Nov 14 (ONA) The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries today celebrated at the theatre of the Ministry of Education in Al Wattiyah the World Food Day under the auspices of Saud bin Salim al-Balushi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education for Education Planning and Human Resources Development.
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Today, on World Food Day, the Trussell Trust has revealed shocking new figures on the numbers of people using foodbanks - and called for a public inquiry.
In that respect the President heaped praise on the agriculture Minister's endeavors and hoped the World Food Day would be a new start to halt famine and poverty in the world.
On Tuesday Nicholas Kay told journalists that despite being summoned by Khartoum's foreign ministry over his October blog post - 'Celebrating World Food Day in Sudan?' - he would continue writing.

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