Rwanda to mark World Food Day belatedly

Rwanda will hold belated World Food Day celebrations on October 26. The rest of the world marks the event today, under the theme, ‘The Right to Food.’

Rwanda will hold belated World Food Day celebrations on October 26. The rest of the world marks the event today, under the theme, ‘The Right to Food.’

David Busagara, the head of Harvest and Management Unit under the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, said yesterday that they have opted for belated celebrations because arrangements for the day’s events have been slowly handled.

Busagara is a member of the organising committee for October 26 celebrations due to be held in Kaniga Sector, Gicumbi District in the Northern Province.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) came up with the day’s celebrations’ theme, and Busagara explained that ‘they because we need people to know their rights concerning food accessibility.’

He added that this year’s theme demonstrates increasing recognition by the international community of the important role of human rights in eradicating hunger and poverty for sustainable development process. 

Sub-Saharan Africa has been hit by serious famine due to droughts and floods; being one of the countries in the region, Rwanda is working hard to solve the problem of food shortage.
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