The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries was joined by partners including the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and the Food Rights Alliance to organise activities for the 2018 World Food Day in Uganda.
The official hosts of these activities were selected as Nabuin Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute which is under the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) one of seven Agencies of the Ministry that hosts the activities annually.
To maximise outreach and popularise the 2018 theme which was set as “Our actions are our future. A Zero Hunger world by 2030 is possible” partners developed roles of different stakeholders in eradicating hunger to be shared in a buildup to the 16th October climax.
What farmers and agribusinesses can do to help achieve Zero Hunger
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The Uganda edition of the World Food Day is organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in collaboration with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.
This year, the celebrations will take place at the Nabuin Agricultural Research and Development Institute.
The theme for this year is: “A Zero Hunger World by 2030 is Possible.”
World Food Day (WFD) was established by the member countries of FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) in November 1979, at the organization’s 20th General Conference. Dr. Pal Romany, the Hungarian Delegation led by the then Minister of Hungary for Agriculture and Food, played a significant role at the 20th General Conference of the FAO and proposed the idea of launching the WFD worldwide. Since then, the WFD is been observed in more than 150 countries every year; raising consciousness and knowledge of the problems and reasons behind hunger and poverty.
Why World Food Day is Celebrated
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World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organizations concerned with food security, including the World Food Program and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
World Food Day (WFD) was established by FAO's Member Countries at the Organization's 20th General Conference in November 1979. The Hungarian Delegation, led by the former Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and Food Dr. Pál Romány, played an active role at the 20th Session of the FAO Conference and suggested the idea of celebrating the WFD worldwide. It has since been observed every year in more than 150 countries, raising awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger.
Since 1981, World Food Day has adopted a different theme each year in order to highlight areas needed for action and provide a common... Read more
World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. Held annually on 16th October, people from around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate worldwide hunger from our lifetime.
Celebrating the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. The focus of the day is that food is a basic and fundamental human right. Yet, in a world of billions, 805 million people worldwide live with chronic hunger, 60% women and almost five million children under the age of five die of malnutrition-related causes every day.
8 Reasons Why Zero Hunger Changes the World
1. Zero hunger could save the lives of 3.1 million children a year
2. Well-nourished mothers have healthier babies with stronger i... Read more
Op 14 oktober vindt in Ede het Wereldvoedseldag festival plaats. Hivos organiseert twee interactieve programmaonderdelen.
Fast Facts trekmuur
Wist je dat bij de productie van 100gram chocolade 1.700 liter water wordt verbruikt? Of dat bewerkte palmolie te vinden is in wel 60% van onze levensmiddelen? We zijn bezig met gezondheid en welzijn maar hebben eigenlijk geen idee van de ondoorgrondelijke wereld die schuilt achter de dingen die we eten. Om aandacht te vragen voor de effecten van ons huidige voedselsysteem heeft Hivos de Fast Facts trekmuur ontwikkeld. Hier trek je naast je snack pittige feitjes over ons falende voedselsysteem.
Corn(y) Truths (Talkshow in English)
Why do we need 700 species of corn instead of 5, and all kind of different grains instead of just our plain wheat?
In this talkshow you will find out why the diversity of crops is so super important for a region. With moderator Marieke Eyskoot we will be discussing these issues with people that we flew in from aal over the worl