In Sweden, World Food Day is organized by the Swedish FAO committee and will be celebrated on the 14th of October. It is the day to celebrate the establishment of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the day to highlight continuing work for improved food security and nutrition worldwide.
“Climate is changing, food and agriculture must too” is the theme of the World Food Day 2016. Agriculture is strongly affected by climate change and it is also one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases. Reconciling these two challenges while also providing enough food for everyone puts our food system as well as policy and implementation around it to the test.
But what does a sustainable farming system mean and how can we make it work? On a global scale, this includes everything from reducing food waste to farming with an ecosystem-based approach in mind. Ultimately, it is about creating a more food-secure world, in which farming can be a viable business and a way to maintain environmental sustainability, while also producing enough food to feed everyone. World Food Day is a call for investing in a sustainable food system and it is a day for us to talk about how are we going to do it.
To learn more about World Food Day and find out what you can do to turn things around, check out the FAO website!