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World Food Day, 16 October

The Director-General of FAO was joined by the Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi, HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa of Morocco and Macharia Kamau, United Nations Special Envoy on El Niño and Climate for the official World Food Dayceremony at FAO Headquarters on 14 October.

Every year, a large number of events - from marathons and hunger marches, to exhibitions, cultural performances, contests and concerts – are organised in around 150 countries across the world to celebrate World Food Day. Find out more about what’s happening this year.

The official celebration of World Food Day at FAO Headquarters on 14 October 2016 coincided with the second Mayors’ Annual Summit attended by mayors and senior officials of cities across the world. 

What can YOU do about climate change and hunger? By changing daily habits and making simple decisions, we can all make a difference. We challenge you to pick four of our World Food Day Climate Actions and stick to them. Tell us about your actions using the hashtag #WFD2016 on social networks! 

World Food Day 2016 - Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.