Event Type: Observances
Event Name: World Food Day
Event Description: This year's theme is "Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world" to highlight the role of cooperatives in improving food security and contributing to the eradication of hunger. The General Assembly has also designated 2012 “International Year of Cooperatives” reflecting the importance of cooperatives and rural organizations.
UN Sponsor: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Activities: Children and youth (age 5-17) may enter the World Food Day Poster Contest organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The winner will be announced on 16 October. Hashtags: #WFP2012 & #WorldFoodDay.
Event URL: http://www.fao.org/getinvolved/worldfoodday/en/
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