The Hungarian Delegation headed by the former Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and Food initiated the idea of establishment of World Food Day, as an observance highlighting the importance of investments in agriculture. He expressed this idea at the 20th General Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization and it was supported by the member countries. October 16 was designated to be World Food Day, since it's the anniversary of foundation of the organization in 1945.
Celebration of World Food Day annually adopts a different theme in order to draw public attention to the areas that need for action and the issues behind hunger and poverty. Most of the annual themes revolve around agriculture and investments in private sector. Many developing countries depend on agriculture and investments in private sector are frequently forgotten about.Remind me with Google Calendar
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