World Food Day: “Family farming: feeding the world, caring for the earth”
16 October 2014, Rome--- In 1979, World Food Day was established by FAO's Member Countries. Every year since then a theme has been chosen to focus public attention on a subject that is crucial to food security. The theme for 2014 is “Family farming: feeding the world, caring for the earth”. Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and His Excellency John Kufuor, former President of the Republic of Ghana, participated in the World Food Day ceremony as keynote speakers.

José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director‐General (00:00); Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (08:44); His Excellency John Kufuor, Former President of the Republic of Ghana (19:10); Giuseppe Castiglione, Secretary for Agriculture and Forestry Policy, Italy (39:44); His Excellency Archbishop Luigi Travaglino, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to FAO (49:44); Ms. Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, WFP (62:24); Michel Mordasini, Vice-President, IFAD (73:01).
81min. 12sec.

Marcela Villarreal is the Director of FAO’s Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development. In the following interview she elaborates more on World Food Day.
3min. 45sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Hunger & food insecurity, Nutrition, Rural or agricultural development, World Food Day
Produced by: FAO
Reference: 10785