Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

16 October 2021

World Food Day

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...

Thomas Pesquet
15/10/2021

France

Thomas Pesquet, a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut and FAO Goodwill Ambassador, advocates for climate action. He promotes awareness of FAO’s science-based work with countries to transform ag...

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...

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...

Bela Gil
13/07/2021

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 ...

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...

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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’ ...

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12/07/2021

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Irina Vasilyeva
13/07/2021

Georgia

Irina Vasilyeva, a female farmer from Western Georgia, is a living example of how access to technical knowledge and innovation can empower smallholder farmers to become agents of change.

Entire families in Irina’s ancient village of Vartsikhe, Bagdati municipal...

Celia Muñoz
13/07/2021

Spain

For the past eight years, Celia Muñoz has worked in La Huerta de A LA PAR, a community-oriented, eco-friendly garden initiative launched by the foundation A LA PAR. Just a few kilometres from the centre of Madrid, La Huerta provides 200 allotments to the public to...

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Imaflora
13/07/2021

Brazil 

IMAFLORA, a Brazilian NGO, has been supporting supply chains and forest communities since 1995. It brings people and institutions together to create solutions that promote newer, more ethical and inclusive business models that prioritise forest communities and keep the...