16 October: World Food Day


  • World Food Day (WFD) is observed on 16 October.
  • It is an initiative by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.
  • This global event marks a day calling for worldwide awareness and collective action to combat the issue of hunger and ensure healthy diets for all.
  • The theme of this year’s World Food Day, “Our actions are our future,” calls on everyone to be a food hero contributing to the transformation of agri-food systems for Better Production, Better Nutrition, a Better Environment and a Better Life, leaving no one behind.