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WORLD FOOD DAY

Quick Facts : World Food Day

  • Date: Oct 16, 2014
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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations was founded in 1945. To mark this momentous event the 16th of October each year is celebrated as World Food Day. The day is also famously known as the Food Engineer day. The World Food Day (WFD) was recognized by FAO's Member Countries at the 20th General Conference of the Organization's in November 1979. The event was ideated by Dr. Pal Romany, the former Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and at the Food Hungarian Delegation a constituent of the 20th Session of the FAO Conference. The day has since habitually observed in more than 150 countries world-wide and raises different issues for discussion for the global misery of hunger and poverty.

Starting 1981, World Food Day has a major theme directing its events and course of actions each year. The theme for 2012 WFD is "Agricultural cooperatives - key to feeding the world". Most themes are primarily circled round agriculture because the grand hope of bettering the condition and mass availability of food depends and derives from bulk investments in agriculture coupled with support for the education and health sectors. In-spite of being the backbone for sustaining global human civilization the agriculture and food sector is plagued with the dilemma of dwindling investment and a general nonchalance to the cause. This is the reason why the agricultural sector has been starved of foreign investment. The sector has been practically parched of foreign aid and showing rapid rates of decline in the past 20 years. To build an adequately provided for generation we need a sound food system and for which investment will have to directed for the public sector.

The event is subjected to various interpretations in different countries like United States of America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. In the USA World Food Day has been a tradition spanning for the year 1981. It is supported by 450 voluntary organizations across the state of America. One example is the World Food Day Dinners organized in Oxfam, America. In Italy, ministries, universities, research agencies, international agencies and NGOs have set-up various conferences as well as exhibitions and symposia. In Germany, the Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture have all contributed to the participation by virtue of press conferences. Spanish television has been active in broadcasting events. FAO Goodwill Ambassador - Spanish soccer star Raul - has taken part in events and helped highlight food-security issues in his country. In the Central African Republic the President of the Republic has inaugurated a bridge at Boda to coincide with World Food Day, making the agricultural production area more easily accessible.

In Asia the government of Bangladesh had organized Food Festivals, while in Mexico in Latin America a National Campaign for a "Mexico without Hunger" was held in 2005. this aside many countries have also organized various seminars, exhibition, demonstrations and even hosted open-forum discussion panels to acquaint the general mass and the discerning individual with the problems associated with the food industry and how to generate more awareness towards financing and economically aiding the agricultural industry.

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International holidays celebrated in year 2014

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  • Jan 01, 2014
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  • Jan 04, 2014
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  • Jan 11, 2014
  • International Thank-You Day
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  • Jan 30, 2014
  • Wed
  • Feb 12, 2014
  • Darwin Day
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  • Feb 22, 2014
  • Sat
  • Mar 01, 2014
  • International Day of the Seal
  • Thu
  • Mar 20, 2014
  • World Frog Day
  • Fri
  • Mar 21, 2014
  • World Down Syndrome Day
  • Sat
  • Mar 22, 2014
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  • Mar 23, 2014
  • World Meteorological Day
  • Sat
  • Mar 29, 2014
  • Wed
  • Apr 02, 2014
  • International Children’s Book Day
  • Mon
  • Apr 07, 2014
  • Sat
  • Apr 12, 2014
  • Yuri's Night
  • Mon
  • Apr 21, 2014
  • International Creativity and Innovation Day
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  • Apr 22, 2014
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  • Apr 23, 2014
  • Fri
  • Apr 25, 2014
  • World Penguin Day
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  • May 03, 2014
  • World Press Freedom Day
  • Mon
  • May 05, 2014
  • International Midwives Day
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  • May 08, 2014
  • Sat
  • May 10, 2014
  • World Lupus Day
  • Mon
  • May 12, 2014
  • International Nurses Day
  • Tue
  • May 13, 2014
  • IEEE Global Engineering Day
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  • May 15, 2014
  • International Day of Families
  • Sun
  • May 18, 2014
  • International Museum Day
  • Wed
  • May 21, 2014
  • World Day for Cultural Diversity
  • Thu
  • May 22, 2014
  • International Day for Biological Diversity
  • Fri
  • May 23, 2014
  • World Turtle Day
  • Sat
  • May 24, 2014
  • World Schizophrenia Day
  • Sun
  • May 25, 2014
  • Towel Day
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  • May 31, 2014
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  • Jun 08, 2014
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  • Jun 14, 2014
  • Mon
  • Jun 16, 2014
  • International Day of the African Child
  • Tue
  • Jun 17, 2014
  • World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
  • Fri
  • Jun 20, 2014
  • World Refugee Day
  • Fri
  • Jul 11, 2014
  • Wed
  • Jul 16, 2014
  • Fri
  • Aug 08, 2014
  • Universal & International Infinity Day
  • Sat
  • Aug 09, 2014
  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
  • Sun
  • Aug 10, 2014
  • International Biodiesel Day
  • Wed
  • Aug 13, 2014
  • International Lefthanders Day
  • Thu
  • Aug 14, 2014
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  • Aug 23, 2014
  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
  • Mon
  • Sep 15, 2014
  • Software Freedom Day
  • Tue
  • Sep 16, 2014
  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
  • Fri
  • Sep 19, 2014
  • Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • Sun
  • Sep 21, 2014
  • World Gratitude Day
  • Mon
  • Sep 22, 2014
  • World Car-Free Day
  • Mon
  • Sep 29, 2014
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  • Oct 02, 2014
  • Fri
  • Oct 03, 2014
  • World Temperance Day
  • Sat
  • Oct 04, 2014
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  • Oct 05, 2014
  • Fri
  • Oct 10, 2014
  • World Mental Health Day
  • Thu
  • Oct 16, 2014
  • Fri
  • Oct 17, 2014
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • Fri
  • Oct 24, 2014
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  • Nov 08, 2014
  • World Town Planning Day
  • Sun
  • Nov 16, 2014
  • International Day for Tolerance
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  • Nov 21, 2014
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  • Nov 30, 2014
  • International Computer Security Day
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  • Dec 01, 2014
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  • Dec 02, 2014
  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • Fri
  • Dec 05, 2014
  • International Volunteers Day
  • Sun
  • Dec 07, 2014
  • International Civil Aviation Day
  • Wed
  • Dec 10, 2014