October 16, 2008: AMARC seeks community radio participants to celebrate World Food Day

    | October 13, 2008

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    Since 1945, the United Nations has designated October 16 as World Food Day. The theme for this year is World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization chose this theme to highlight two pressing issuesthat pose difficulties for the estimated 923 million people around the world who are undernourished.

    Members of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) will be covering World Food Day on October 16th, by emphasizing the struggle against poverty and accenting this year’s themes. Radio programs will be broadcast on local community radio stations and streamed live on the AMARC World Food Day page at: http://www.amarc.org/index.php?p=World_Food_Day_2008&l=EN&nosafe=0G8.

    The World Food Day broadcast is a collaboration between community radio stations from five continents, with a common focus on the struggle against poverty and for food security in the context of rising food prices. The broadcast also highlights the opportunities for community radio to use new technologies such as the Internet to give voice to those who are excluded and suffer discrimination. To participate, please contact: secretariat@si.amarc.org.