Published on: October 18, 2021



What is in news : Every year, the World Food Day is celebrated on October 16.

Celebrated by : World Health Organisation, International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme.

Why on October 16: The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation was established on October 16, 1945.

About  :

The World Food Day was established at the 20th General Conference of the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations in 1979.

The idea was suggested by a Hungarian Delegation led by former Hungarian Minister of Food and Agriculture.

Significance :The day aims to tackle global hunger.

2021 Theme : “Our Actions are our future”

In India : To commemorate World Food Day, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, under the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme, organised the Food Tech Summit. The Food Tech Summit 2021 aimed at setting the stage for all food-tech stakeholders to impart, discuss and acquaint micro enterprises on the new emerging trends in food processing and technological innovation.