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World Food Day 2021 Honors Food Heroes

October 20, 2021

While the challenges of global hunger, climate crisis and COVID-19 continue, there is also a new momentum and energy behind initiatives to transform agri-food systems, making them more fit for purpose. This was the realization of the participants of the World Food Day 2021 celebrated on October 15, 2021.

"Together, we have been rolling up our sleeves to lead the implementation and drive the transformation," QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said in his address to the FAO-hosted World Food Day celebration. Qu also noted that despite the pandemic challenges, resilience and strength have been manifested especially by the Food Heroes around the world who continue to work against all odds to ensure that food is available.

"We're facing unprecedented challenges to global food security right now," said World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley. "We'll only succeed in ending hunger if we ensure our global food systems are fit for the twenty-first century.

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