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World Food Day 2020

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Panadería del Río, Santa Tere, Guadalajara,

October 16 is World Food Day.

This year’s theme motto: Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.

Hundreds of events and outreach activities bring together governments, businesses, NGOs, the media, and general public.

Hashtags: #WFD2020, #WorldFoodDay

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World Food Day Challenge
Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Planeta.com celebrates World Food Day each year. We are inspired by the work of the FAO and welcome the opportunity to take a deep dive into timely topics. We challenge readers to reflect and explore Word Food Day across the social web and in your own community. Learn what efforts are underway. Be curious! Learn how to translate ‘World Food Day’ in other languages. Bonus points for those digital angels who amplify good practices around the globe.

Questions for readers

  • What are your favorite food / foodie accounts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube?
  • How do you translate World Food Day in other languages? Bonus points for Indigenous languages.

Questions for the FAO

  • Are there livestreaming or recorded videos from the World Food Day events?
  • When do you decide on the theme for next year’s World Food Day?
  • What would you like others to know about the FAO?

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About World Food Day 2020

The COVID-19 global health crisis has been a time to reflect on things we truly cherish and our most basic needs. These uncertain times have made many of us rekindle our appreciation for a thing that some take for granted and many go without: food. Food is the essence of life and the bedrock of our cultures and communities. Preserving access to safe and nutritious food is and will continue to be an essential part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for poor and vulnerable communities, who are hit hardest by the pandemic and resulting economic shocks. In a moment like this, it is more important than ever to recognise the need to support our food heroes – farmers and workers throughout the food system – who are making sure that food makes its way from farm to fork even amid disruptions as unprecedented as the current COVID-19 crisis.




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