WHO: FAO and National Geographic WHAT: World Food Day Discussion focusing on family farming. Speakers include the 2014 World Food Prize laureate Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram. WHEN: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM WHERE: National Geographic Headquarters Grosvenor Auditorium 1600 M Street NW Washington, DC Click here for more information. RSVP here.
By United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for the Perspectives Essay Series The headlines today can often seem bleak: worries of terrorism, global health, climate change, drought and hunger dominate the news cycle. These are extraordinarily complex and challenging issues that will impact and forever transform the lives of future generations. Solving them is not simply [...]
By Shannon Scofield, FarmOn Foundation
This World Food Day, we ask you to join us in recognizing the contribution family farmers make to our lives every day. On October 16, 2014, take a photo or create a video that depicts your appreciation, post it to social media using the hashtag #ToastAFarmer and salute their life’s work. Because even though you might not know any family farmers, you definitely need them! #WFD2014
To spur the conversation around family farming in North America, Humanitas Global and Food Tank in collaboration with the World Food Day Network are “taking the pulse” of current and former family farmers through a brief survey.