Agricultural cooperatives are the focus of World Food Day 16 October 2012. It has been chosen to highlight the role of cooperatives in improving food security and contributing to the eradication of hunger.
The official World Food Day theme, announced each spring by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), gives focus to World Food Day observances and raises awareness and understanding of approaches to ending hunger.
Interest in cooperatives and rural organizations is also reflected in the decision of the UN General Assembly to designate 2012 “International Year of Cooperatives.”
Watch http://www.fao.org/getinvolved/worldfoodday/en/ for information materials and news about World Food Day observances taking place around the world.