World Food Day 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tags: world food dayhunger crisisSustainable LivingsustainabilityFood

Today is World Food Day - the birthday of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

The global celebration honours the common goal: a world free from hunger and poverty.

 

Every day over 800 million people are chronically undernourished and struggle to get any food at all facing the threat of starvation. That’s more than the inhabitants of Indonesia, the USA and Pakistan put together.

The Zero Hunger mission aims to reduce that staggering figure down to ZERO.

But how?

The FAO has launched a number of programs as part of the Zero Hunger mission that involve Governments, Small family farmers who interestingly make up 90% of farms in the world, Private Sector and the individual, particularly the youth. 

Image: Mascot for the World Food Day 2018 and the children who have already chosen to take action and are taking flight! (http://www.fao.org)

 

You may feel strongly about this cause but feel unsure how to help...

We've put together some simple tips you can follow to help solve the Global Hunger Crisis:

  1. Make a conscious effort to avoid food waste.
  2. Try make one meal a week and all veggie meal.
  3. Be conscious about water wastage
  4. Don’t litter – keep the ground and water clean.
  5. Buy local whenever you can – the shorter the journey between people and produce is the better.
  6. Add some green to the scene and eat home-grown healthy veg by building and looking after a garden at school, in your local community, or even grow some on the balcony of your apartment.
  7. Be rubbish-savvy! Recycle and dispose of harmful items such as batteries, paints, mobile phones, medicines, chemicals, fertilizers, tyres, ink cartridges, etc. responsibly.
  8. Be energy efficient – turn off lights, unplug devices and open the window or use a shade rather than blast the airconditioning.
  9. Support #ZeroHunger on social media by sharing posts and spreading awareness.

Are you already committed to any of these positve actions? If so please let us know in the comments!

Visit http://www.fao.org/home/en/ to find out more about World Food Day!

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