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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World Food Day celebrations

Have a look at the World Food Day ceremony and other global events.

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We can all become Food Heroes!

Our actions are our future and the future’s in our hands!

Discover how by having a look at our youth activities.

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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

Brian Odhiambo
15/10/2021

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Naheda Slayih
15/10/2021

Italy, Palestine, Israel 

Naheda Slayih is a 62-year-old Palestinian-Israeli special needs educator with over 40 years of experience rehabilitating the blind and visually impaired. In 2015, Naheda&nb...

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Sireesha Tullimilli
15/10/2021

India 

Sireesha Tullimilli is one of thousands of smallholder farmers practicing agroecology in Andhra Pradesh, a South-East Indian state. Agroecology is a type of farming that applies ecologica...

Arizona Muse
15/10/2021

England 

Arizona Muse is a model, sustainability consultant and climate change activist. Her new charity, DIRT, aims to regenerate soil globally in the face of climate change, with a special foc...

Doctor Merisia
13/07/2021

Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda 

Dr Merisia is a household name in the Greater Karamoja Cluster (GKC), an area of land that straddles the borders between South-Western Ethiopia, North-Western Kenya, South-Eastern South Sudan, and North-Eastern Uganda. Hav...

Young Food Heroes
15/10/2021

Ghina Mohammad Audi, Lebanon 

Ghina Mohammad Audi wants to make a difference. She is a motivated student from the Lycée Célestin Freinet in Lebanon. Together with her classmates, FAO, GMC Beats and schools ...

Lina
15/10/2021

South Sudan 

Lina is a single mother of five who lives in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, in the tumultuous zone of Gudele Block 9. As a resident of an urban area worst affected by years of conflict and instability, Lina h...

Sam Kass
15/10/2021

USA 

Sam Kass was the personal chef of former President Barack Obama. During his tenure with the Obama family, he also served as the Assistant Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy at the White House.   

Graciela González and Zoraida Niño
15/10/2021

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
15/10/2021

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
13/07/2021

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
13/07/2021

Azerbaijan

Anastasie Obama
13/07/2021

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
13/07/2021

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
13/07/2021

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
13/07/2021

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
13/07/2021

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
13/07/2021

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...

Community seed banks
12/07/2021

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Ye Ming’er
13/07/2021

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’ ...

Events

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

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Virtual Event

Global World Food Day Ceremony and side events
15/10/2021

Mark your calendar! The World Food Day ceremony is set to take place on 15 October 2021.

Virtual Event

WFD adverts on billboards in Valencia
16/10/2021

World Food Day was celebrated in the city of Valencia, a long-time supporter, by hanging a WFD billboard in the municipality building of Valencia and more than 80 billboards with the WFD visual in the city.

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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World Food Day Poster Contest 2021

This year, your creativity was out in full force! Come and explore the winning posters.

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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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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.

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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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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