World Food Day 2021: History, significance and theme

World Food Day is observed on October 16 and is celebrated to raise awareness on the issue of hunger and healthy food habits for all.

World Food Day 2021
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The day is also observed by organisations like World Food Programme and International Fund for Agricultural Development. Since 1981, World Food Day has celebrated various themes to highlight the importance of food security, with most of them revolving around agriculture.

The theme for World Food Day this year is “Our actions are our future- Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life,” as per the official website of FAO.

World Food Day is celebrated by organisations like the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agriculture Development. But this year the day will be jointly be led by organisations like FAO, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Food Programme (WFP). According to the United Nations, this year's events will take place in around 150 countries across the world with multiple partners and government involvement.

World Food Day 2021: Significance

This day signifies the anniversary of the founding of the FAO of the United Nations. It also aims to tackle global hunger and eradicate hunger across the globe.

World Food Day 2021: Theme

The theme for World Food Day 2021 is “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow”. The theme of this year is based on appreciating the individuals who have contributed to creating sustainable surroundings where no one is left hungry. Last year's theme was based on the suffering of millions of people during the coronavirus pandemic.

World Food Day 2021: History

Originally, the day was marked to celebrate the establishment of FAO in the year 1979, as recommended by former Hungarian minister of agriculture and food Dr. Pal Romany.

Gradually, over a course of time, it led to raising awareness for hunger, malnutrition, sustainability, and food production.

World Food Day 2021: Messages, Quotes, and Images

Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives us a chance to give joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to morale.