Every year, all the UN Agencies celebrate the World Food Day on October 16, the day on which the FAO was founded in 1945. It is celebrated to raise public awareness about hunger in the world, and to encourage action towards solutions to this problem. In Sweden, the World Food Day 2015 will be celebrated on October 21.
The Swedish FAO Committee and the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation welcome you to the event about the role of social protection in Agriculture, Rural Development and Livelihoods in improving Food Security.
About 78 percent of the world’s population has no access to adequate social protection. The majority of people without social protection live in rural areas in low-income countries and, many of them dependent on agriculture to make a living. Poor rural households have limited access to resources and market benefits, and often struggle to produce enough food for their own subsistence. Such conditions reduce the ability of the rural poor to cope with economic and natural risks and shocks that threaten their livelihoods. Well-functioning social protection systems can reduce vulnerability of the rural poor and provide them with a shield when it is needed, cushioning severe crises.
The World Food Day event will underscore the main challenges for incorporating social protection into national strategies and draw attention to how greater policy coherence and synergies between social protection, food security, rural development and natural resource management can help to reduce poverty and fight hunger.
Please, note registration is required to arrange your accreditation to enter the venue. RSVP via the registration form at the bottom of the page and, please, bring your ID to enter the venue.