World Food Day 2013 – Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd

Every year 16 October, which is the date of founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, is celebrated as World Food Day. It’s done to honour the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization. It is celebrated widely in association with many organizations who are concerned about Food security that includes World Food Programme.

“Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition” is the theme for this year. The day is observed in more than 150 countries, creating awareness among local communities and other stakeholders on issues related to poverty and hunger. Most of the themes that are observed every year are related to agriculture as only investment in agriculture, together with support for education and health will turn the situation around. In order to change the situation, the private sector needs to play a proactive role, along with public sector investment. In most of the developing nation despite the importance of the vital sector is starved of investment. Aid in the agriculture sector has seen a decline in the last 20 years.

Approximately 870 million people in this world are chronically undernourished. The models of development that are unsustainable are degrading the natural environment, threatening ecosystems and biodiversity which is essential for our future food supply. There needs to be more efforts from developing regions to achieve the 2015 MDG target. The developing regions in the world have registered significant progress towards the MDG hunger target. As expected, if we consider the current average of the last 21 years to continue till 2015, we will reach a level close to the target. In the developing countries hunger and poverty will be reduced only if the growth is sustainable and is broadly shared. Economic growth not reaching everyone will not reduce hunger.

The dimensions of food security are availability, access, utilization and stability. Policies that are aimed at enhancing agricultural productivity and increasing food availability, especially when smallholders are targeted, can achieve reduction in hunger even where poverty is widespread. When this is clubbed with social protection measures that increases a families capacity to buy food, can have positive effects. This spurs rural development creating vibrant markets and employment opportunities, making the economic growth equitable.

The food processing industry in India is known as the Sunrise Industry, because of the huge potential of lifting hunger and increase food security in the country. Large scale processed food manufacturing and food chain facilities has resulted in the generation of employment and increased export earnings. However, more facilities are required to cater the true potential of the industry. The food processing industry in India is one of the largest in terms of production, consumption and growth prospects.

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9 thoughts on “World Food Day 2013 – Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd

  1. Rahul Choudhury says:

    Development models of other countries wont work in India… We have to give more focus on agriculture as we a more than billion mouths to feed… Salute to all the farmers…

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  2. Ujjwal says:

    Food security not only focuses on production but also on distribution and nutritional value of food being consumed. We lack in distribution and a proper methodology has to be designed to look on the aspects of proper distribution of grains to ensure food security.

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  3. Manjit says:

    As we recognize World Food Day, it is a good time to consider two crucial challenges to humankind: safeguarding global food security in the face of climate change and population growth, and conserving biodiversity –the variety of life forms, and their ecosystems, that sustain life on our planet

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  4. Anand Kumar says:

    Approximately 870 million people in this world are chronically undernourished there needs to be more efforts from developing regions to promote agriculture…so that the increasing requirement can easily be catered..

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  5. lipika singh says:

    if we talk about a world’s structure to fight undernourishment , the responsibility falls majorly , on the developed nations , however it goes without saying that in an age of massive globalization the developing nations too share the burden . The funds available with each government needs to be allocated wisely , keeping in the real time need of the population . Its high time we realize that the hunger for food is much greater than the hunger for oil.

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  6. lipika singh says:

    As an agricultural nation , very less is being done to cater to the class of farmers who are our prime source to fight hunger. It is shameful that we still have farmers who either live their whole life under a debt for a very meager amount , or take the ultimate decision of ending their lives

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  7. Jasleen Gandhi says:

    As an agricultural nation , very less is being done to cater to the class of farmers who are our prime source to fight hunger. It is shameful that we still have farmers who either live their whole life under a debt for a very meager amount , or take the ultimate decision of ending their lives

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  8. Iffat Anjum says:

    We earn for our luxury and poor earn for their hunger.We can see the vast gap.Every country in this world want economic growth and to compete with other countries in global market on production of luxury goods.We forget our main source of living i.e food and production of food through the agriculture profession. In this profession farmers are only sufferers and beneficiary are the retailers.The life and family of farmers need to be taken care and improved their standard of living if we want our production to increase and not dependent on any other country.

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