World Food Day Quick Facts

Event NameWorld Food Day ()
Event Started16 October 1980
Event LevelInternational Day
Observed byunited nations food and agriculture organization

World Food Day Brief

World Food Day is celebrated every year on 16 October across the world. This year the theme of this day is 'Zero Hunger' with the theme 'Our actions are our Future'.

World Food Day History

The United Nations established the "Food and Agriculture Organization" (FAO) in Rome on October 16, 1945. In order to spread awareness among the people about hunger prevailing in the world and to end it, 'World Food Day' was started from 1980 to 16 October. Apart from this, it is also widely celebrated by the World Food Program and International Agricultural Development Fund.

World Food Day Objective

To make all the people of the world aware of food or eating, through this day, at least people have to stop wasting food. Apart from this, other objectives include the following objectives-

  1. To Spread awareness and encouragement in all nations to fight against hunger, malnutrition and poverty.
  2. To focus on agricultural development.
  3. Promotion of agricultural food production.
  4. To promote cooperation in economic and technical fields among most developing countries.
  5. To motivate rural people mainly women and less privileged people to make their contribution.
  6. Promote technology transfer between developing countries.

World Food Day Theme(s)

YearsThemes
1981Food comes most
1982Food comes first
1983Food security
1984Women in agriculture
1985Rural poverty
1986Fishermen and fishing community
1987Small farmers
1988Rural youth
1989Food and the Environment
1990Food for the future
1991Tree for life
1992Food and Nutrition
1993Nature's Variety of Crop
1994Water for life
1995Food for all
1996Fighting Hunger and Malnutrition
1997Investing in Food Security
1998Women feed the world
1999Youth against hunger
2000A millennium free from hunger
2001Hungry to reduce poverty
2002Water: a source of food security
2003Working together for the International Coalition Against Hunger
2004Biodiversity for food security
2005Agricultural and Cultural Dialogue
2006Investing in Agriculture for Food Security
2007Right to food
2008World food security: challenges of climate change and bioenergy
2009Achieving food security in times of crisis
2010United Against Hunger
2011Food Prices - From Crisis to Stability
2012Agricultural cooperatives - The key to feeding the world
2013Sustainable food systems for food safety and nutrition
2014Family Farming: "Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth
2015Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Rural Poverty Cycle
2016Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must also change.
2019Our actions are our future with the theme of "Zero Hunger
2020Grow, nurture, nurture. Together
2021Our actions are our future - Better production, Better nutrition, Better Environment, and Better life
2022Safer Food, Better Health

More info about World Food Day

Some measures to deal with climate change:

  • Use natural resources carefully.
  • Never waste food, share it with the needy.
  • Plant new trees to increase greenery.
  • Say no to plastic. Use reusable shopping bags and bottles instead of plastic bags.
  • Go paperless. Use digital technology wherever possible.
  • Always use energy and water efficient appliances.
  • Give preference to organic foods.

Important Days of October Month - (National Days and International Days):

Day Event Name - Event Level
01 OctoberWorld Older Day - International Day
02 OctoberInternational Day of Non-Violence - International Day
02 OctoberGandhi Jayanti - National Day
04 OctoberWorld Animal Welfare Day - International Day
05 OctoberWorld Teachers Day - International Day
09 OctoberWorld Post Day - International Day
10 OctoberWorld Mental Health Day - International Day
14 OctoberWorld Standard Day - International Day
15 OctoberWorld Student Day - International Day
16 OctoberWorld Food Day - International Day
17 OctoberInternational Poverty Alleviation Day - International Day
20 OctoberWorld Osteoporosis Day - International Day
21 OctoberWorld Iodine Deficiency Day - International Day
24 OctoberWorld Polio Day - International Day
24 OctoberWorld Development Information Day - International Day
30 OctoberWorld Savings Day - International Day
31 OctoberNational Integration Day - National Day
अक्टूबर महीने का दूसरा गुर of OctoberWorld Sight Day - International Day
अक्टूबर माह का प्रथम सोमवा of OctoberWorld Habitat Day - International Day

World Food Day FAQs:

World Food Day is observed every year on 16 October.

Yes, World Food Day is an International Day that is celebrated every year on October all over the World.

World Food Day started on 16 October 1980.

World Food Day is observed every year by united nations food and agriculture organization.

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