World Food Day: Let’s Take Action Against Malnutrition, Hunger
“When it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number in the world is zero.”
On October 16, people around the world will come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. The theme for this year’s World Food Day; “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too” is aimed at tackling one of the biggest issues related to climate change – food security.
The worlds poorest – many of whom are farmers, fishers and pastoralists – are being hit hardest by higher temperatures and an increasing frequency in weather-related disasters. At the same time, the global population is growing steadily and is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050.
To meet such a heavy demand, agriculture and food systems will need to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and become more resilient, productive and sustainable. This is the only way that we can ensure the wellbeing of ecosystems and rural populations and reduce emissions.
FoodClique Support Initiative a hunger relief NGO leading the fight against hunger in Nigeria will be joining notable hunger NGO such as Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Ending Hunger, ONE, 7billion, World Food Programme (WFP), Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), etc. in celebrating World Food Day.
To mark this year’s event a Symposium will be held on Saturday 15th October, at 302A, Muritala Way, Yaba Lagos to discuss the theme – “Climate is Changing, Food and Agriculture must too”, and other pertinent issues as it concern Hunger in Nigeria.
We also hope to launch in conjunction with Amplify Digital Agency ‘The Social Meals’ A platform that uses our social media timelines to provide meals for less privileged children and families.
On Sunday 16th October, there will be an outreach at the Makoko community, where we hope to provide nutritious meals to many disadvantaged families and children.
We hope to reach as many families as possible on the day and we hope the action and advocacy against chronic hunger will receive a louder voice.
“An estimated 617,000 children in northeast Nigeria are suffering from acute malnutrition.”