File Photo: Nigeria’s Minister Of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono

World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.

Two days ago, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Sabo Nanono, government functionaries and delegates from the private sector started activities to mark this year’s World Food Day.

The Day, an annual event established by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) since 1945, is celebrated on October 16 every year in no fewer than 180 countries. This year’s theme: “Our Actions are our Future, Healthy Diets for a #ZeroHunger World”, addresses United Nations Sustainable Development Goal No 2, which is “Zero Hunger”.

“The essence is to promote worldwide effective action to end hunger, malnutrition and poverty and ensure that everyone at all times and place has physical and economic access to nutritious food.

“This year’s theme calls for action across sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone.

“The World Food Day celebration in Nigeria has been a laudable event that highlights the government’s strategic support and assistance both in addressing emerging challenges and promoting far-reaching interventions to guarantee food security in the nation,” said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Two days ago, there was a sensitisation walk to create awareness on the need to ensure food security and demonstrate the government’s commitment to the course.

Other activities include schools quiz competition, symposium and colloquium, photo exhibition, among others.

An Agric Show and Exhibition held today in Abuja by the ministry. The show is to showcase and exhibit agricultural potential and establish synergy with current realities in the sector.

Credit: The Nation