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World Food Day, 16 October 2016

WFD Conference and Exhibition in Tehran

Iran - 16/10/2016

The FAO office in the Islamic Republic of Iran observed World Food Day 2016 in a two-day programme of events on 16 and 17 october in Tehran.

The  nationally-focused events were organised with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, the Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture and the Federation of the Iranian Food Industries Association. A series of events including  conferences, a group walk, painting contests, sport competitions and a healthy breakfast morning for school children focused on FAO’s global message for World Food Day 2016,“Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too”.

Mr. Serge Nakouzi, the FAO Representative in Iran referred to the message issued by the United Nations Secretary-General for the World Food Day and underscored the need to adopt an integrated and innovative approach to ensure food security for a rapidly growing global population and respond to adverse environmental impacts arising from climate change.