World Food Day 2021

Date posted: Sunday 26 September 2021

World Food Day is annually celebrated in honor of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.  FAO was founded in 1945 and this marks the 75th anniversary.  People from 150 countries celebrate World Food Day to spread awareness and promote action for those who live with hunger and show support for ending hunger worldwide.  World Food Day programming encourages better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life.


The theme for World Food Day 2021 is “Grow, nourish, sustain.  Together.  Our actions are our future.” A 16-page brochure giving an overview of FAO’s work with countries and other partners to make our agricultural and food systems more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable. Download it here.


Global Minnesota is sponsoring a World Food Day virtual symposium on October 15, beginning at 9 a.m. The event is free and is described as: “The day will include presentations from leading international, national, and local experts on the impacts of climate change, global conflict, and COVID-19 on the world’s agri-food system and the transformation needed to create a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient food future for the world.”  Find information and register at:


-Vernita Kennen

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