"Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.
At the advent of Journey in Thought For Food, its our endeavor to engage in profound reflection on the plight of the hundreds of millions of people who are afflicted by hunger and malnutrition across the world. We hope to capture the worldview towards food at large and as we progress, actively seek out problem areas to understand and solve. As our first step in our Journey with TFF, we see World Food Day 2016 as pertinent occasion to set pretext for it.
World Food Day, October 16th, the day FAO was established on in 1979; is celebrated each year with FAO designating a theme to highlight crucial aspects relating to hunger, food security, and food production for profound deliberation and global ministration. This year’s theme being: “The Climate is Changing. Food and Agriculture must too”, underscores the vastly debilitating effects climate change can play on the 60% increase in food production required to feed 9.6 billion people by 2050.
Underlining the need for food and agricultural systems to sustainably adapt to the jeopardizing effects of Climate change, this World Food Day put special focus on strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers, fishermen and pastoralists: who are being hit hardest by higher temperatures and an increasing frequency in weather-related disasters. The FAO thus seeks to call out for ‘Climate-Smart Agriculture’ technologies to safeguard food in the light of the ever growing demand for food security with substantial portion of the earth’s population vulnerable to succumbing to the bane that hunger is.
Today, we have a look at how World Food Day 2016 was commemorated the world over as depicted in the picture.
We thus encourage all the readers to deliberate, acknowledge, and celebrate the availability of food as it is today, and towards solving the conflicts that are faced by food security. We hope to get the world to be active in the war on hunger and malnourishment, and we seek to be at the forefront of change.