CGIAR Celebrates World Food Day

Improving lives and livelihoods for a food-secure future. Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT

Improving lives and livelihoods for a food-secure future. Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT

On October 16, CGIAR—along with countless individuals and organizations worldwide—observed World Food Day, a day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1945 to reflect on the state of world hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and agricultural food production. This year’s theme was healthy food systems for better health and nutrition.

In a recent blog-post, CGIAR recognized linkages between this year’s World Food Day theme and ongoing work towards several of its system-level outcomes:  reduced rural poverty, improved food security, improved nutrition and health, and sustainably managed natural resources. They specifically recognized A4NH’s contribution to healthier food and improved nutrition, especially through research on agriculture-associated diseases under Theme 3 of the research portfolio.

To read more about our link to World Food Day’s 2013 theme and CGIAR’s ongoing efforts to foster healthy food systems and better health and nutrition, please read the full post on the CGIAR Consortium website here.