Feeding the world, caring for the earth

Farmer in Sherigu (Ghana). Photo: Fuseini Ayologo, Lost Opportunities Foundation

Farmer in Sherigu (Ghana). Photo: Fuseini Ayologo, Lost Opportunities Foundation

The theme of the World Food Day 2014 is family farming with the slogan “feeding the world, caring for the earth”, to draw the attention to the importance of small scale agriculture as a contributor to the overall food security of the world and a sustainable food production. Enough food is a right for all humans in the world. It is food for thought that some of the countries in the world that produce the bulk of the world´s food are still suffering from inadequate food to feed their people. Today still people die from hunger and malnutrition, while others are overfed.

This is an important day which annually draw the attention of the world towards the important themes of eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas.

FAO have published a nice infographic about the importance of family farming in the world

Download the infographic

What can you to contribute? Some suggestions :
Be a conscious consumer – at home and while traveling. Be aware about fair trade. Be aware about sustainable food practices. Support small scale farming worldwide.

The featured photo is taken in Sherigu village outside Bolgatanga in Ghana. Thanks to Fuseini from Lost Opportunities Foundation for letting me use the photo.

How do you mean we can contribute to support world food day and work towards eradicating hunger?

About the Author Elin

I´m an Oslo based web publisher with passion for communication, travel and a green lifestyle. When I travel, I prefer to go slow, sustainable, and “live like a local”. Why slow? It is about challenging the cult of speed, and to enjoy the small things in life and to live in the present.

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