[CODATA-international] World Food Day 2020
Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Fri Oct 16 05:58:54 EDT 2020
We are living in exceptional times. The global community has faced a turbulent and unusual year on many fronts, with the ongoing widespread effects of the COVID-19 pandemic taking their toll on health and global food security.
World Food Day, commemorating the founding of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, is celebrated every year on the 16 October. The accompanying events promote awareness of and action for those suffering from hunger, and highlight the need for healthy diets for all.
Over 2 billion people do not have sufficient access to safe, nutritious food; while approximately 14 percent of food produced for human consumption is lost before it even reaches the wholesale market, never mind the consumer plate.
This year, World Food Day is organised around the theme: Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. This timely topic serves to underline the part that we all play in fostering and maintaining sustainable food ecosystems, and calls for us all to be more aware of our roles within them.
Dr. Suchith Anand
Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition
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