World Food Day 2021

World Food Day is observed every year on 16 October in remembrance of the day when the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations was founded in 1945. The primary focus is to tackle global hunger and strive to eradicate hunger across the world. In 2021, the World Food Day will fall on a Friday. The day is celebrated by all UN member states, which includes India.

When will World Food Day be Celebrated in 2021

Date Day Celebrated
16 October 2021 Saturday World Food Day

Like every year, the World Food Day will be celebrated on the 16th of October 2021, which falls on a Saturday. The theme has not been revealed yet. The World Food Day 2019 theme was ‘Zero Hunger’, with the objective of actions to make sustainable and healthy diets affordable and available to all. The Food and Agricultural Organisation states that in recent decades, we have changed our eating habits and diets due to urbanisation, globalisation and the rise of disposable income.

World Food Day from 2022 to 2024

Year Date Day
2022 16 October Sunday
2023 16 October Monday
2024 16 October Wednesday

World Hunger Facts

  • About 821 million people are chronically undernourished, more than 785 million recorded in 2015.
  • Nearly 99% of undernourished people live in developing nations.
  • About 60% of the hungry people in world are women.
  • About one in five births happens without a skilled birth attendant.
  • Nearly 20 million infants are born each year with low birth weight, of them, 96.5% are in developing countries.
  • About 50% of all deaths in children are under 5 years due to under-nutrition.

List of Trading Holidays 2021

World Food Day Themes

World Food Day has taken a different theme every year to focus on areas that require action and offer a common objective. Some of the themes for the previous World Food Day that were celebrated have been listed below:

Year Theme
1981 and 1982 Food Comes First
2000 A Millennium Free from Hunger
2001 Fight Hunger to Reduce Poverty
2002 Water – Source of Food Security
2003 Working Together for an International Alliance Against Hunger
2004 Biodiversity for Food Security
2005 Agriculture and Intercultural Dialogue
2006 Investing in Agriculture for Food Security
2007 The Right to Food
2008 World Food Security – The Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy
2009 Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis
2010 United Against Hunger
2011 Food Prices – From Crisis to Stability
2012 Agricultural Cooperatives – Key to Feeding the World
2013 Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition
2014 Family Farming - “Feeding the World, Caring for Earth
2015 Social Protection and Agriculture – Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty
2016 Climate Change – Climate is Changing. Food and Agriculture Must Too
2017 Change the Future of Migration. Invest in Food Security and Rural Development
2018 Our Actions are Our Future
2019 healthy diets for a zero hunger world
2020 Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future

List of Monthly Holidays 2021

List of Indian Holidays
List of Trading Holidays 2021
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List of Monthly Holidays 2021

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