On 16 October each year, we celebrate World Food Day, to remember the birth of
the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1945. Over 150
countries around the world organize events on World Food Day to spread the word
about how important it is for everyone to join the fight against hunger and to make
sure that we all have enough food to lead healthy, active lives.
The slogan for World Food Day 2017 is “Change the future of migration.
Invest in food security and rural development “
A world free from hunger and poverty is at the heart of our work. FAO works
with governments, companies, famers, other organizations, and individuals to reach
#ZeroHunger. Most of our work is done in rural areas (the countryside), in places
where most of the world’s poor and hungry live. Although our headquarters is in
Rome, Italy, we have offices in over 130 countries all over the world.