Hunger not just tragedy but also disgrace - pope

Elias Hubbard
October 17, 2020

"We commend the Nobel Committee for recognizing the relationship between food security and peace, said Michelle Brown, Associate Director of Advocacy for Action Against Hunger". Celebrated around the world, World Food Day honours commitment to defeating hunger.

Abu Kyari, said a lot still needs to be done in fighting hunger in the country, especially in the North East where the insurgency has caused massive loss of lives, properties, and means of livelihood, further worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic. "Together; Our action, our future".

"With the novel coronavirus spreading rapidly, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on global agricultural and food markets are becoming increasingly apparent", said the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. "While 700 million people were undernourished before COVID-19, now economic disturbance may add about 130 million to the number", he said. This event will see participation by FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu, FAO Special Ambassadors and heads of the Rome-Based UN agencies, among others.

Further, he said that efforts are being made to improve the infrastructure where farmers sell their produce so that MSP buying continues in a scientific way.

Since the inception of the day, several themes have been chosen annually to bring attention to hunger and food and its effect on the lives of people worldwide.

Beginning with recommendations for the Government to introduce dedicated programmes in India that focuses exclusively on driving protein awareness and therefore, encourage adequate protein consumption in daily diets of average Indians, while bringing a change in nutrition polices to focus on quality of nutrition alongside the quantity.

Referring to a speech of the Father of the Nation, she said Bangabandhu had called upon the farmers to engage themselves in work to ensure food security.

Pope Francis, in his recent encyclical "Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship" and in his video message to the FAO, said that "a courageous decision would be to use the money spent on arms and other military expenditures to constitute a "Global Fund" so that we can definitively defeat hunger and help the development of the poorest countries".

- Only a pinch of the actual requirement given to children in Jamshedpur - 91% mothers from Jamshedpur feel that importance of protein increases with increasing age and 80% feel that children can not digest protein rich food as easily as adults do and 82% believe supplements aren't meant to be given to children.

Ms Obi said that the sector only had 1.25 percent investment in 2017, 2.23 percent in 2018, 1.85 percent in 2019 and 1.73 percent in 2020.

In Canada, we continue work together for a stronger food system.

Conte also congratulated the FAO on its big anniversary, saying Italy was "proud" to host the organization and that it would continue to work together with FAO to tackle hard problems related to food, hunger, and other issues.

Mentioning that the country has faced cyclone and flood amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister said, "The people of Bangladesh is very courageous and they have the ability to face any situation".

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