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English | हिन्दी World Food Day was observed on 16 October with the theme "Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow".

World Food Day: 16 October

Category :  Important Days   Published on: October 16 2021      

  • World Food Day is celebrated all over the world on October 16. It is an initiative by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.
  • This day is dedicated to combating global hunger and working toward a world free of hunger.
  • The FAO, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Food Programme will lead the World Food Day commemorations this year (WFP). According to the United Nations, events will be held in 150 countries throughout the world with different partners and governments.
  • "Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow" is the theme for this year.
  • Dr. Pal Romany, the former Hungarian minister of agriculture and food, proposed the creation of World Food Day in November 1979.

Important Facts 

About FAO

  • Created By: Polish-born American agriculturalist and activist David Lubin 
  • Headquarters: Rome, Italy
  • Founded: 16 October 1945

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