Its again the time of the year, when us (FOOD LOVERS) shower our love and respect to the most important and favourite thing in the world : FOOD. Every year Food Day is celebrated all over the world, by arranging food festivals, serious conferences and delightful conversations which keep the focus on the production, distribution and augmentation of the agricultural commodities.
16 October, World Food Day was established in the honor of the founding date of the Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) of the United Nations launched in 1945. In the past few years, World Food Day has been using the annual celebration as a platform to concentrate on various other aspects of agriculture and food security such as biodiversity, climate change, and fishing communities. Since 1981, World Food Day started adopting different celebration theme each year for highlighting common areas of concerns which needed attention and action. Majority of the themes rotate around farming and agriculture because it is been considered that only investment in agriculture along with support for health and education will be able to turn this situation around. The theme of World Food Day 2017: “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development”.
In India, World Food Day is the occasion, through which several non-voluntary organizations highlight the importance of eating healthy food and avoiding fast food in urban India. Even though, agriculture is highly important and one of the major driving forces in the economies of various developing countries, this critical sector is often starved of investment. In specific, the foreign aid to agriculture has shown remarkable declines in the past 20 years. Food and its security are of utmost importance to every country worldwide. Government organizations and the private institutes must join hands for organizing events, debates, discussion, etc on the World Food Day for making general people aware of the security of the food in days of crisis and importance of agriculture to grow sufficient food. World Food Day is the best platform for creating such awareness.
When we talk of food, it is not just about sufficing our appetite, we also derive energy and nutrition, minerals and vitamins from this food, which is the lifeline or the key term for survival for any being. Lately at the World hunger index, India performed poorly by being ranked 100. It is required for the nation who produces 285 million metric tonnes to feed its children nutritious diet. Quality alongwith quantity has to be focused equally. On this day of World’s Food Day, Krishi Jagran hopes you all have a scrumptious, mouth watering healthy and nutritious feast.