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World Food Day, 16 October 2016

World Food Day celebrations in Congo

Congo - 17/10/2016

The Republic of the Congo celebrated World Food Day from  14 to 17 October in Pointe-Noire. A press conference hosted by national authorities and representatives of FAO, WFP and IFAD launched  World Food Week.  During the following days a series of activities took place including a poster contest for youth and a walk/march to promote the Agropastoral Committee and the fight against climate change.  The FAO Director-General’s WFD message was aired on local radio stations and broadcast on television on Télé Congo. To end World Food Week, on 17 October, the official WFD ceremony took place with the presence of high-level authorities such as the Minister of Agriculture and FAO representatives in the Congo.