World Food Day
Each year on 16 October, nations around the world mark World Food Day - the day the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was founded in 1945. As it observes its 75th anniversary, the Rome-based organization notes that over two billion people do not have regular access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food. That reality was highlighted when an FAO sister organization, the World Food Programme - which focuses on providing food in emergencies, such as floods or conflicts - won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. The United States African Development Foundation invests in African grassroots enterprises and social entrepreneurs. A few years ago it commemorated World Food Day with a blog it called 'Nuts for World Food Day!', focusing on women's agriculture cooperatives producing nut products to provide jobs and income for their families and communities.
World Food Day
allAfrica, 16 October 2020
Produce innovative versions of a staple food for a regional market. Feed hungry people, now and in the future. While you're at it, train farmers - mostly women - in improved… Read more »
FAO, 15 September 2020
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FAO, 18 August 2020
Having once fled civil war, #RealLifeHero and returnee Ritah Alfred is working for FAO to support livelihoods for her fellow citizens Read more »
Burkina Faso: USADF is Nuts for World Food Day!
USADF, 18 October 2020
The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) commemorates World Food Day, by taking time to honor our core programming – agriculture. Like the famous African American… Read more »