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Burkina Faso promotes Codex on World Food Day


More than 500 women from all over the country and more than 1000 participants gathered in Bobo-Dioulasso, the economic capital of western Burkina Faso to celebrate the 39th World Food Day from 14 to 16 October 2019.

World Food Day Burkina Faso

Government departments responsible for food and nutrition were mobilized for the event where the National Codex Alimentarius Committee also held an exhibition to raise awareness about Codex, the best actions and practices to ensure healthy food and healthy eating. This year's World Food Day - with the theme "Our actions are our future. Healthy diets for a #ZeroHunger world" - takes place in the context of rising global hunger but also increasing overweight and obesity. FAO and its partners believe that affordable solutions to reduce all forms of malnutrition exist, but they require greater global commitment and action.


FAO representative Dauda Sau, speaking to said the commemoration aimed to reflect on specific government initiatives to maintain safe production in terms of people's health. "This goal requires the mobilization of all partners. We reaffirm our commitment to Burkina Faso through this commemoration”, he said.


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