On 16th of October, World Food Day is celebrated all over the world in honour of the foundation date of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and also awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the UN’s World Food Programme to recognise the right of all people to food. According to FAO the future food systems need to provide affordable and healthy diets for all as well as decent livelihoods for food system workers. The world body added that this needs to be done while preserving natural resources and biodiversity and tackling challenges like climate change.
In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination, as a testament to India’s long-standing relationship with the global body. 17 recently developed biofortified varieties of eight crops were dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister.