Photo of the Week: Observing World Food Day

October 14, 2011

On World Food Day, men and women across the globe are asked to think about their food and where it comes from. This year, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is calling on the global community to consider how price swings impact food security, particularly in developing countries.

Group of agricultural workers across the globe

On World Food Day, men and women across the globe are asked to think about the food they eat and where it comes from. This year, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is calling on the global community to consider how price swings impact food security, particularly in developing countries.

There’s an obvious connection between food security and TechnoServe's agricultural work: We help farmers improve the quantity and quality of their crops, enabling access to better markets. They become more resilient to changes in global food prices and are better able to supply local communities with food. And when farmers connect to better markets, they earn higher incomes and are able to feed their families more nutritious diets. It’s the same story with our work towards developing entrepreneurs: small and growing businesses create new jobs and income opportunities, helping poor families to afford food.

All of these efforts don't just contribute to a short-term hunger response. They help ensure more sustainable, long-term food security for poor communities.

Watch FAO's World Food Day PSA and video feature for 2011.

 

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