World Food Day 2023: History and significance

The emphasis of World Food Day, celebrated on October 16 every year, is on the furtherance of food security all over the world

Across the world there are thousands of people who suffer from hunger and we need to do more to raise awareness to combat the problem of starvation. 

The WFD can also be leveraged to raise awareness about healthy diets. 

Several organizations around the globe celebrate the World Food Day, including the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Programme. 

The World Food Day was established in 1945 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. 

After 34 years it was recognized as a world holiday at the 20th FAO conference in November 1979.  

Following this, 150 countries proceeded to celebrate the day after it gained its official recognition by the United Nations.  Stories