Monday, October 17, 2011

World Food Week 2011

Yesterday was the official World Food Day 2011; World Food Week activities continue this week.

“FOOD PRICES – FROM CRISIS TO STABILITY” has been chosen as this year’s World Food Day theme to shed some light on this trend and what can be done to mitigate its impact on the most vulnerable. Price swings, upswings in particular, represent a major threat to food security in developing countries. Hardest-hit are the poor. According to the World Bank, in 2010-2011 rising food costs pushed nearly 70 million people into extreme poverty.

On World Food Day 2011, let us look seriously at what causes swings in food prices, and do what needs to be done to reduce their impact on the weakest members of global society.--FAO website

For actions you can take & multi-media events, please see here. To join the 1 Billion Hungry Project on Facebook, click here.

(photograph by Olga)