Health Days 2014
World Food Day
"Family farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth"
The Food and Agriculture Organization “FAO” of the United Nations celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945.
 
The World Food Day 2014 is held under the theme “Family farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth”, with the aim of giving rise to family farming and small farms, by drawing the world attention to their significant role in eradicating hunger and poverty; given their contribution to maintaining food security and good nutrition, improving the quality of life, better managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, particularly in the rural areas.
 
The latest FAO’s researches indicate that about 872 million persons in the world are living in a state of daily hunger.
 
Internationally approved date: October 16th, 2014
Local date: Dhul-Hijjah 22nd, 1435H
 
Theme of the World Food Day:
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Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth”
Targeted groups:
  • Low-income families
  • Farming families.
  • Workers of social institutions relating to the social status of families.
  • Workers of health awareness and guidance.
  • Governments of all countries in general, and the developing countries in particular.
  • Non-governmental institutions and organizations.


Objectives of the World Food Day:

  • Raising public awareness of the problem of hunger in the world.
  • Encouraging to direct greatest efforts and attention to agricultural production in all countries, and exerting more efforts at the national, bilateral, multilateral and nongovernmental levels to achieve such purpose.
  • Encouraging technology transfer to the third world countries.
  • Promoting the international solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty, as well as drawing attention towards the achievements in the field of food and agricultural development.
  • Encouraging the engagement of the rural peoples, especially women and the most disadvantaged groups in decisions-taking and activities affecting their living conditions.
  • Encouraging economic and technical cooperation between the developing countries.
 
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