To guarantee food security for all
October 16 is celebrated as the World Food Day every year. The day commemorates the launch of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The aim of the World Food Day is to promote food security across the globe. As the world slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, food security is more pertinent than ever. Records state that around 700 million people are suffering from hunger across the globe.
This year, the theme of World Food Day is 'Our actions are our future:better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life'. The theme highlights that food consumption not only impacts our bodies and health, but also the environment we live in. Therefore, there is a pronounced focus on addressing the connection between food systems and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The day is also observed in Bangladesh with the Ministry of Agriculture leading the celebrations. Food security and resilience to changing climate is a matter of concern for Bangladesh owing to its vulnerability to extreme weather events. The issue was highlighted in the past observances of the World Food Day.
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