World Food Day
16 October 2018
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 2016 is ‘Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too’. 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 30 September 2016. Find out more by visiting the FAO World Food Day Competition 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 Food, Farming or Famine. Or take a look at our food and farming photo teaching resource (PDF).
These case studies may also provide inspiration: