WORLD FOOD DAY 2015: Social Protection and Agriculture: "Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty"

This year’s observance of the World Food Day (WFD) in Rwanda is being celebrated today 22 October in Gakenke District (Northern Province).The WFD 2015 theme is “Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty.”

This year’s observance of the World Food Day (WFD) in Rwanda is being celebrated today 22 October in Gakenke District (Northern Province).The WFD 2015 theme is “Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty.” It highlights the crucial role social protection plays in reducing chronic food insecurity and poverty by ensuring direct access to food or the means to buy food. Social protection also provides a viable way to stimulate agricultural production and local economic activity.

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Attaher Maiga,  FAO Representative to Rwanda

The 2015 WFD commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)- 70 years of action and operations.

FAO supports countries to develop successful agriculture, livestock, fisheries and forestry sectors, and eradicate food insecurity, malnutrition and hunger. In Rwanda FAO operates within the ONE UN family, whose motto is "Unity in Diversity.