Thursday, 13 October 2016

Celebrating World Food Day

  • 60% of hungry people in the world are women.
  • Almost 5 million children under the age of 5 die of malnutrition-related causes every year. 
  • 4 in 10 children in poor countries are malnourished damaging their bodies and brains.
  • 805 million people, one in nine worldwide, live with chronic hunger.
World Food Day is a day to celebrate the creation of FAO and action against hunger. On this day people around the world reaffirm their commitment to fight and wipe out hunger,  we can also join in the celebration.

The main principle behind the celebration of World Food Day is to eradicate hunger and ensure food security all over the world, especially in times of crisis and that is the reason for this article, what and how can you in your own little way do to reduce hunger globally?

Here’s a few way you can;

1. Visit an orphanage and donate whatever you can, it must not be heaven and earth just whatever you can afford.

2. Collaborate with your friends, everyone loves charity, you can’t tell the distance your small token of #500 or #1000 will travel when pooled together and sent to orphanages or old people’s home.

3. Ensure you make deliberate efforts to eat a balanced diet regularly.

4. If you can, grow your own garden.

5. Tweet, post and talk about it in your own little way.

6. Keep using everything within your power to help limit the world food problem.

Food is a major global challenge and should be deliberately fought. Good enough the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) established October 16, 1945 in Quebec, Canada, has been tasked with that responsibility. 

The world is plagued with challenges, sickness, climate change, environmental degradation, terrorism, pollution, etc and most of these challenges is beyond human control but when it comes to hunger, statistics should be zero.

Every human being has a fundamental right to adequate food, but many has been denied this right especially woman and children as they lack physical and economic access at all times to adequate food, worse still climate change and the downward trend of the economy is adding to this challenge.
The world suffers more, if we neglect the challenges of hunger and malnutrition, because hunger has been a primary cause to inefficiency at work place, frequent sickness, learning difficulties, and short live span.

A hungry man is an angry man and an angry man is an irrational man. Hunger has also led to the increase of global insecurity and environmental degradation. Ending hunger is not just a moral imperative, but also a good societal investment.

In other parts of the world, there strategic events organized to celebrate World Food Day e.g. public awareness campaigns are carried out in diverse audiences that includes hunger walks, World Food Day dinners, etc
There are many ways one can be part of the solutions to hunger, find a way that works best for you end hunger.

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