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The World Food Day 16/10/2022

It’s YOUR day! Left NO ONE behind

The United Nations has set out 17 Sustainable Development Goals to improve people’s lives by 2030 and 193 countries have pledged to achieve them! To read about the goals and find out more, visit this website:

At the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals is a commitment to leave no one behind. FAO works for many of the goals, because food is linked to the future of the planet. From ending hunger, to improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture, FAO’s efforts with countries aim to reduce inequalities and make sure no one is excluded.

But 2030 is... eight years from now! Can we really do it? Many of these goals won’t be achieved unless we transform agrifood systems and make sure those who have been left behind can catch up to those who have experienced greater progress.

Some actions can change things for the better in a short time. FAO believes that community work, for example, is a powerful accelerator of change. Other accelerators are science, technology and innovation. Together we can work faster – and with the right tools we can work even better.

Focus of any strategy is people.

By Qu Dongyu, Director-General at FAO - World Food Day Ceremony and Intergenerational Dialogue

Perfectly Imperfect, our goal is to build a sustainable circular food ecosystem, with zero waste and zero hunger. To create a safe place for everyone to enjoy food with dignity. Our visions adapt FAO’s four interlinked programs to fight hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity.

Better Production

Better production can only happen if we stop the intensive exploitation of natural resources and labour. Food production in the future must favour sustainable methods that care for our land and waterways, reduce food loss, support small farmers, and respect the rights of workers throughout the agrifood system.

Better Nutrition

Many people do not eat enough nutritious food. It is essential to make sufficient quantities of healthy food available at a fair price so that no one is left behind.

Better Environment

When food production does not pollute, when it does not impoverish the land and those who work it, when food brings health and justice, the environment benefits. Our planet is desperate to wake up.

Better Life for All

The transformation of agrifood systems can improve the lives of every single person on the planet. This can only be done by taking decisions together, without excluding any country or community. As we have seen, activities related to the food system are linked on a global scale.

Together with small action, we can make big impact by passion and compassion.

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