IITA scientist highlights healthy diets at World Food Day seminar
World Food Day (WFD) is celebrated annually on 16 October and dedicated to tackle hunger across the globe. The global community observes this day to commemorate the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which raises awareness about problems in food supply, distribution, and security.
The theme for this year’s observance is “Our Actions are our Future; healthy diets for a #Zerohunger world.” IITA took part in this year’s observance with a seminar on nutrition and a “walk for a purpose” by IITA staff across all hubs.
The increasing number of undernourished people across the globe is a major concern and IITA’s mission to facilitate agricultural solutions to overcome hunger and poverty makes WFD very significant to the Institute. According to the 2019 global hunger index, “Levels of hunger are “serious” or “alarming” in 47 countries and “extremely alarming” in one: Central African Republic.”