Pope considers hunger as a disgrace to humanity

  • Pope considers hunger as a disgrace to humanity

Pope considers hunger as a disgrace to humanity

"We firmly believe that basic human rights include the right to food", President Mattarella said during the event, praising the work of the FAO and the other Rome-based agencies.

Large population displacements today present complex challenges that require action on a global scale.

He added, due to all these efforts, India is fighting a strong fight against malnutrition even in this crisis of Corona.The Prime Minister said over the years, FAO helped to increase agricultural production and eradicate hunger all over the world, including India and has played a huge role in increasing nutrition and its service is respected by more than 130 crore Indians.

Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque, MP, presided over the function while Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder, MP, Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim, MP, and parliamentary committee Chairman of the agriculture ministry Matia Chowdhury, MP, spoke on the occasion.

The World Food Day is being observed in Bangladesh as elsewhere in the world with the theme "Grow, nourish, sustain together. Our actions are our future". Before COVID-19, almost 690 million people globally faced hunger. The groups came together in a bid to reverse rising rates of hunger, which is responsible for almost half of all child deaths, and now threatens to claim the lives of 10,000 more children each month due to the secondary impacts of COVID-19. In order to draw attention toward the menace of hunger and create awareness of food security, World Food Day is observed every year.

Beginning with recommendations for the Government to introduce dedicated programmes in India that focuses exclusively on driving protein awareness and therefore, encourage adequate protein consumption in daily diets of average Indians, while bringing a change in nutrition polices to focus on quality of nutrition alongside the quantity.

The dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Nasarawa State University, Olumuyiwa Jayeoba, said the various organs of government and stakeholders should meet the needs of vulnerable populations through emergency food assistance and improved, more accessible, social safety nets. Invest in food security and rural development.

Going down the memory lane, Sheikh Hasina said that the country had food deficiency of 24 lakh metric tonnes when the Awami League came to power in 1996, but the country witnessed a surplus food production of 26 lakh metric tonnes when her government completed its five-year tenure.

Ms Obi said that the sector only had 1.25 percent investment in 2017, 2.23 percent in 2018, 1.85 percent in 2019 and 1.73 percent in 2020.

Modi was addressing a video conference after releasing a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination on the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

- In Kolkata, need and importance of protein is undermined with prioritization of vitamins and minerals - Over 70% of mothers in the city feel that supplements are better than whole foods for protein, but 60% don't feel the need to fortify diets with protein sources.

"This exasperated the already deplored situation of my people".