Today is World Food Day and it's celebrated every year on 16th October to mark the initiation of a global move towards hunger eradication.
The choices we make today are vital for a secure future of food! Whether you're a business, farmer, government representative or simply someone that's willing to make a change, you can take action for #ZeroHunger!
What can YOU do to help achieve #ZeroHunger?
Wasting less, eating better and adopting a sustainable lifestyle are key to building a world free of hunger. Here’s a list of simple actions to help you make #ZeroHunger way of life, to help re-connect to food and what it stands for.
DON'T WASTE FOOD
If you have leftovers, freeze them for later, or use them as an ingredient in another meal. When you eat at a restaurant, ask for half a portion if you’re not feeling too hungry, or take your leftovers home.
PRODUCE MORE, WITH LESS
With a growing population expected to reach in 9 billion in 2050, farmers should find new, more productive ways to farm food and diversify their crops. Using an integrated farming approach will not only help farmers increase their crops’ yield, and thus their profits, but can also improve the quality of their farmland.
ADOPT A MORE HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE DIET
Life is fast-paced and trying to fit in preparing nutritious meals can be a challenge if you don't know how. Nutritious meals don't have to be elaborate. In reality, they can be cooked in a quick and easy way while using only a few ingredients. Share your quick nutritious recipes with your family, friends, colleagues and online. Follow sustainable chefs and bloggers online to learn new recipes or talk to your local farmer to see how they cook their produce at home.
ADVOCATE FOR #ZEROHUNGER!
Everyone has a role to play in achieving #ZeroHunger, but countries, institutions and people need to work together to reach this goal. Establish ZeroHunger partnerships, share knowledge and resources, develop innovative strategies and discover new opportunities to contribute to the fight against hunger. Raise the topic with your local and national authorities, promote related educational programs in your community and amplify the #ZeroHunger message through your network.
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