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Liberia joins partners to celebrate World Food Day

Arthur Douglas/Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.
World Food Program (WFP)
World Food Program (WFP)

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Liberian Government and partners are today, Monday, October 16, commemorating World Food Day.

The day is being observed under the theme: “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development.”

The celebration is being led by Agriculture Ministry in collaboration with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program, among other partners.

A release issued Sunday, October 16,2017 says the commemoration will be climaxed with a press conference and a stakeholder’s dialogue at the Project Management Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture in Fendell, Montserrado County.

According to the release, the press conference will address the importance of investing in sustainable rural development and agriculture.

It will also address the need to work towards zero hunger and some of the major global challenges the world faces today, including migration and displacement.

The release said the Stakeholder Dialogue is expected to bring together major players, including the Government of Liberia, UN Agencies,

Farmers and academicians to discuss issues relating to agriculture and food production.

World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16th of October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945.

The Day is a global event celebrated to promote worldwide responsiveness and action for those who suffer from hunger and to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.

 


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