October 16 every year marks World Food Day.
The day is dedicated to raising awareness about hunger in today’s world. It’s a chance for you and I to stand together with others committed to eradicating hunger. This sounds like an ambitious goal which is why the team amass support from many many parts of the globe. By giving each year a theme, World Food Day sheds light on the many causes of hunger around the world. This year’s theme is “social protection and agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty”. Put simply, the focus for 2015 is on developing support systems that allow farmers and their families to be less affected by poor yields and unforeseen events (like floods). Some practical examples of how this works:
- The Action Against Hunger crew provide tools and education for farmers to grow healthy crops.
- The same guys provide emergency therapeutic treatment to malnourished children.