Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

16 October 2021

World Food Day

Our Actions are our Future

The food you choose and the way you consume it affect our health and that of our planet.
It has an impact on the way agri-food systems work.
So you need to be part of the change.

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Whether you’re a government, city, private business, NGO, journalist, civil society organization or individual, we want to hear from you. We can provide you with multimedia content in several languages to share, and to support your World Food Day activity. Contact us if you need more information.  

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Whether you’re a government, city, private business, NGO, journalist, civil society organization or individual, we want to hear from you. We can provide you with multimedia content in several languages to share, and to support your World Food Day activity. Contact us if you need more information.  

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Whether you’re a government, city, private business, NGO, journalist, civil society organization or individual, we want to hear from you. We can provide you with multimedia content in several languages to share, and to support your World Food Day activity. Contact us if you need more information.  

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Whether you’re a government, city, private business, NGO, journalist, civil society organization or individual, we want to hear from you. We can provide you with multimedia content in several languages to share, and to support your World Food Day activity. Contact us if you need more information.  

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Food Heroes

Graciela González and Zoraida Niño

Colombia 

Graciela González and Zoraida Niño – are teachers at the Colegio Rodrigo de Triana in Patio Bonito, Bogotá who consider urban gardens to be ideal spaces for learning to coexist with an...

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Royd Mukonda

Zambia 

Royd Mukonda, a determined young entrepreneur, is making a difference in the aquaculture sector in Kabwe town, Central Province. In addition to upscaling catfish production, Royd engages with women and...

José Andrés

USA

Chef José Andrés is an internationally recognized culinary innovator, author and owner of ThinkFoodGroup. He is also the founder of World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit that nourishes communities and strengthens economies through times of crisis and be...

Tahmina Isayeva

Azerbaijan

Anastasie Obama

Cameroon 

“With the little means that we have, we just make enough profit to cover our cost,” says Anastasie Obama, who has been running her own business smoking shrimp in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé for years.&...

Rich Francis

Canada 

Chef Rich Francis is a modern indigenous chef, author, teacher, and food sovereigntist from the Haudenosaunee and Gwich’in First Nations from six Nations Ontario. He is also the founder of the ‘Seventh...

Marta Segovia

Argentina 

Marta Segovia, a family farmer and community leader is empowering her peers to promote better growth, autonomy and well-being. Through participation in local fairs, Marta has expanded her access to markets,&n...

Elizabeth Siyapi

Zimbabwe 

Elizabeth Siyapi – a fifty-nine-year-old smallholder farmer from Khani Village in Shurugwi, Southern Zimbabwe – is actively preventing food loss and waste in her community and sharing knowl...

Lorenzo Artibani

Italy   

Lorenzo Artibani is the co-founder of Orto 2.0, an innovative app for agricultural cooperatives that was founded in Rome in 2017. Run by Lorenzo and three fellow young farmers, this digital platform provides Rome’s urban citizens with access to ...

Bogale Borena

Ethiopia

Bogale Borena, a fifty-year old father of six, recently set up an avocado nursery with the capacity to produce 40 000 grafted seedlings. Now employing 14 young people, Bogale’s nursery is an example of how inclusive agricultural value chains can boost youth empl...

Ye Ming’er

China

An Assistant professor of horticulture at Zhejiang University, Ye Ming’er has been promoting fruit tree technology for 35 years. His innovative approach has boosted citrus and Yang Mei fruit growth and yield, producing high-quality fruits and increasing farmers’ ...

Irina Vasilyeva

Georgia

Irina Vasilyeva, a female farmer from Western Georgia, is a living example of how access to technical knowledge and innovation can empower smallholder farmers to become agents of change.

Entire families in Irina’s ancient village of Vartsikhe, Bagdati municipal...

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Imaflora

Brazil 

IMAFLORA, a Brazilian NGO, has been supporting supply chains and forest communities since 1995. It brings people and institutions together to create solutions that promote newer, more ethical and inclusive business models that prioritise forest communities and keep the...

Celia Muñoz

Spain

For the past eight years, Celia Muñoz has worked in La Huerta de A LA PAR, a community-oriented, eco-friendly garden initiative launched by the foundation A LA PAR. Just a few kilometres from the centre of Madrid, La Huerta provides 200 allotments to the public to...

Thomas Pesquet

France

Thomas Pesquet, a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut and FAO Goodwill Ambassador, advocates for climate action. He promotes awareness of FAO’s science-based work with countries to transform ag...

Events

Find out about all the events and promotional activities happening worldwide for World Food Day.

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As a global community, we each have a role to play in the transformation of agri-food systems - from governments to private companies, farmers, civil society, academia, and all individuals, including youth! Together we can empower each and every element of our agri-food systems to collaborate more fairly, sustainably and inclusively from farm to table, and beyond.

We can all learn from nature by acting with nature.

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Get Creative!

Calling all children and teens around the world! If you’re between the ages 5 to 19, we want you to use your imagination and create a poster showing a food journey! There are many different kinds of journeys that food can take, some that guarantee a healthier future for people and the planet. Choose your favourite and be creative!

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Food Heroes

 

Behind our food, there is always someone who produced, planted, harvested, fished or transported it. On World Food Day, we thank #FoodHeroes who, no matter the circumstances, continue to provide food to their communities and beyond.  

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FAO and other partners present the G20 Green Garden, an Educational itinerary that calls for global solidarity in building a sustainable future for all. Visitors to Rome’s Caffarella Park will learn about actions they can take to achieve the SDGs in the first-ever Global Goals action park of its kind. To add to this open-air educational experience, trees are being planted in various spaces to restore the Caffarella Park’s rich biodiversity, a symbol of the G20 countries’ commitment to ‘People, Planet and Prosperity’ on the occasion of Italy’s presidency. The Educational Itinerary at the G20 Green Garden awaits you! Visit in-person or have a virtual experience with our web App.  

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The UN Secretary-General is convening the very first Food Systems Summit in September to launch bold new actions to transform the way the world produces and consumes food, with an aim to get back on track to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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World Food Day - It's your day!

Collective action across 150 countries is what makes World Food Day one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. Hundreds of events and outreach activities bring together governments, businesses, NGOs, the media, and general public. They promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all.

#WorldFoodDay 2021 will be marked a second time while countries around the world deal with the widespread effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic. It's a time to look into the future we need to build together.

Make #WorldFoodDay your day - share your individual action online or join the call by developing a virtual event or activity.