World Food Day 2014


Thursday 16 October is World Food Day.  This year the theme is "Family, Farming, Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth". 

According to the UN Food and Agricultre Organisation:

"The 2014 World Food Day theme – Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth” – has been chosen to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers. It focuses world attention on the significant role of family farming in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas".

There's lots happening to mark the day for example, workplaces across the UK are encouraging people to wear wellies to work and are backing Give Hunger the Boot campaign to help African farmers grow themselves out of hunger and poverty, for good.  

You can read about developments in food security legislation here.

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