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World Food Day 2015: Social protection and agriculture—breaking the cycle of rural poverty

On October 16, 1945, in Quebec, Canada, 42 countries formally established the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, or FAO.

The establishment of FAO provided a way for United Nations’ Member Countries to focus on the struggle against hunger and malnutrition, major concerns for all countries and all people.

FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on October 16, the day on which the Organization was founded.

The objectives of World Food Day are:

For more information on events and resources connected to World Food Day, visit the FAO website: http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/home/en/ [1]

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