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.
And 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.  

Get some ideas on how to participate by looking at the highlights from 2020. 

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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.  

Get some ideas on how to participate by looking at the highlights from 2020. 

Explore

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.  

Get some ideas on how to participate by looking at the highlights from 2020. 

Explore

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.  

Get some ideas on how to participate by looking at the highlights from 2020. 

Explore

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.  

Stay tuned for the release of new stories about heroes across the agri-food system and tips on how you can follow a food hero lifestyle.  

FAO and other partners are creating a G20 Green Garden 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. Visit us and let nature be your guide, or stay tuned as we plan to launch the itinerary online.  

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get creative

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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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. 

World Food Day 2021 will launch during the Pre-Summit, that will take place from 26 to 28 July in Rome. 

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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.