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World Food Day
An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 16 of October, repeating indefinitely
16 October every year: Raising awareness of food security and strengthening solidarity in the struggle against hunger.
This day, declared by the UN General Assembly, aims to heighten public awareness of world food problems and strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. The theme for World Food Day 2017 was “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development”.
You can find out more from the World Food Day web pages produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN.
To find teaching resources on the Global Dimension database to help your school mark World Food Day browse through the listings under the topics of Food, Farming or Famine. Or take a look at our food and farming photo teaching resource (PDF).
The Global Learning Programme England has produced a new resource for World Food Day 2017 which aims to develop pupils’ enquiry and critical thinking skills, and understanding of the GLP themes of interdependence, globalisation and sustainability.. Find out more and access the resource.
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