World Food Day tomorrow
The World Food Day will be observed tomorrow in the country as elsewhere in the world with emphasis on excessive investment in agriculture under the climate change atmosphere.
“Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too” is the slogan of the day.
The slogan of the World Food Day underscores the fact that to feed a global population expected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050, humanity needs to produce more food, but in ways that use up less natural resources and that drastically reduce loss and waste, says the FAO.
The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) under the United Nations is calling on countries to address food and agriculture in their climate action plans and invest more in rural development.
On the eve of the day, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in separate messages wished success for the Day and its programs.
In his message, the President called upon all including scientists and extension workers to pay their attention on inventing new crop varieties, technology and extension suitable to adopt with climate change.
He advised farmers to utilize modern technology to attain the objective. The coordination of sustainable technology is essential in agriculture for building a safe food security for all under changing climate atmosphere, he said.
In her message, the Prime Minister asked all to ensure social security through integrated agriculture and modern market management.
The FAO felt that it was important that farmers have access to the latest technologies.
The organization was also concerned at the fast depletion of arable land which was reducing at a rate of 10 to 35 hectares, every year.
In 1979, following a proposal by Dr Paul Romani, a Hungarian scientist the Day was adopted as “World Food Day” at the 20th General Assembly of FAO.