Anafric, with World Food Day

Did you know that World Food Day has been celebrated every October 16 since 1979? It was proclaimed in 1979 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and its purpose is to raise awareness among the people of the world about the global food problem and to strengthen solidarity in the fight against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. The day coincides with the date of the founding of FAO in 1945.

Every year, twice as much food is produced to feed people on Earth, but 793 million people go hungry. Around the world, women are primarily responsible for nutrition, food safety and quality. food in the family and in the community.​

More than 3 billion people (almost 40% of the world’s population) cannot afford a healthy diet. Nearly 2 billion people are overweight or obese due to poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle, and 14% of the world’s food is lost due to improper harvesting, handling, storage and transportation, and 17% is waste on the part of consumers.

At Anafric we are aware and that is why we not only express our support for celebrating this day, but we want awareness to be raised throughout the year. On our website, we have a section that can help the sector be aware of what food waste means and, at the same time, know what the food sector can do to avoid it.

​*Data extracted from FAO.



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