As in the case every year, the World Food Day will take place on October 16th , whose main goal is to raise public awareness about hunger challenges and encourage people worldwide to take action in the fight against hunger.
The theme for 2017 is Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development.
Rural development can address factors that compel people to move by creating business opportunities and jobs for young people that are not only crop-based (such as small dairy or poultry production, food processing or horticulture enterprises). It can also lead to increased food security, more resilient livelihoods, better access to social protection, reduced conflict over natural resources and solutions to environmental degradation and climate change.
By investing in rural development, the international community can also harness migration’s potential to support development and build the resilience of displaced and host communities, thereby laying the ground for long-term recovery and inclusive and sustainable growth.