Every 16 October, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) celebrates World Food Day (WFD) to commemorate its founding in 1945. In the 75 years since then, the world has come a long way in the fight against poverty, hunger and malnutrition. Today, we are at a turning point in international efforts to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals including SDG2: ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture. We still have much work to do.
We all have a role to play in making the vision of a world without hunger and malnutrition become a reality. We must not let sustainable habits fall by the wayside in times of crisis. Together, we can cultivate, nurture and preserve our planet:
- Making healthy food choices.
- Doing our part to reduce waste.
- Advocating for governments, businesses and organisations to share knowledge and support sustainable and resilient livelihoods and systems.