The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has announced to celebrate the 39th edition of the World Food Day in Accra on October 16, 2019 on the theme “Our Actions Are Our Future, Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World”.
The celebration was held at Nsawam in the Eastern Region last year, however, the Planning Committee and stakeholders decided to hold it in Accra this year.
World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
Events are organised in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar.
The celebration of the day promotes worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.
It is also celebrated towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2, which is to achieve zero hunger by 2030.
In Ghana, large-scale farms and plantations produce mainly oil palm, rubber and coconut and to a lesser extent, maize, rice and pineapples. ... About 5% of Ghana's population is food insecure and about 2 million people are vulnerable to become food insecure.
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