world food day

  • October 16, 2014

    Humanity is facing a dilemma. Climate change is making it difficult for the poorest people to feed themselves and the scientific evidence is suggesting that it will only get worse in the coming decades.

  • October 16, 2012

    Agricultural cooperatives are the key to feeding the world and have therefore been the focus of World Food Day 2012 - on 16 October.

  • October 19, 2010

    Women farmers in Africa produce over 80 per cent of the continent's food supply, yet lack recognition, property rights and nutrition, says the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance.

  • October 18, 2010

    The growing food crisis, which is leaving millions of people without enough to eat, has inequality at its root, says a leading development agency.

  • October 16, 2010

    The theme of this year’s World Food Day - marked on 16 October, but resulting in action well beyond that date - is "United against hunger".

  • October 16, 2010

    UN World Food Day should remind world leaders that heavy investment in global food security is urgently needed, World Vision Australia says.

  • October 16, 2008

    As the global food crisis continues to unfold and impact on the poorest, World Council of Churches general secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia has called on international institutions and governments to move into swift action.

  • June 6, 2008

    The plea "Give us this day our daily bread" needs to be heard by political leaders meeting in Rome on the global food crisis, says Jean Blaylock, looking at the response of world church representatives.

  • October 18, 2007

    In his audiences and public liturgical duties this week, Pope Benedict XVI, leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, has highlighted the concerns of World Food Day and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.