World Food Day

Photo by Herman Pieters

Photo by Herman Pieters

World Food Day is celebrated on October 16th of each year in honor of the date the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was founded in 1945.

World Food Day (WFD) was established by FAO’s Member Countries at the Organization’s 20th General Conference in November 1979. The Hungarian Delegation, led by the former Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Dr. Pál Romány has played an active role at the 20th Session of the FAO Conference and suggested the idea of celebrating the WFD worldwide. It has since been observed every year in more than 150 countries, raising awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger.