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When Was The First World Food Day Observed

by aditya abhishek

World Food Day!

Every year World Food Day is observed on the 16th of October to highlight the issue of food production & shortage for a hunger free world. 


The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization organized World Food Day for the first time in 1979 in which 150 countries participated. 


Around 783 million people still go hungry to bed. Therefore to solve this problem World Food Day is observed to make action plans to increase food production. 

Theme 2023

The theme for World Food Day 2023 is "Water is life, Water is food, Leave no one behind." It is to emphasize the importance of water in food production. 

Use Of Water

70% of the total available freshwater to humans is used for agriculture. Moreover, only 0.006% of the total water is fit for human consumption. 


Hence, water is very crucial for our survival. Therefore, on this World Food Day, we should take measures to save water such as building water harvesting structures. 


If you have done anything special to save water, then you can share your story with us. We will feature the best one in our upcoming posts. 

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