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World Food Day

16 October 2018

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World Food Day 2017

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 is ‘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.

The FAO is organising a global poster and video competition for young people around the theme, with a deadline of 10 November 2017.  Find out more on the FAO World Food Day contest page.

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 FoodFarming or Famine. Or take a look at our food and farming photo teaching resource (PDF).

The Global Learning Programme England has also 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. 

These case studies may also provide inspiration:

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