World Food Day

Josephine Alad-Adm, a farmer from the the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, with vegetables from her garden. Photo: Tessa Bunney/Oxfam

In honor of World Food Day this October 16, use your voice to help small-scale farmers lift themselves out of poverty.

When we think about our food, who grows it, and where it comes from, we can make more educated choices as voters and consumers. In honor of World Food Day this October 16, use your voice to help small-scale farmers lift themselves out of poverty.

Use your voice

Feed the Future is helping millions of farmers to lift themselves out of poverty. By working with small-scale farmers to claim their rights, fight hunger, and adapt to climate change, Feed the Future is making a difference. Tell Congress: Make Feed the Future permanent.

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About World Food Day

On Oct. 16, 1945, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was founded, built upon "its belief that the goal of freedom from want of food, suitable and adequate for the health and strength of all people can be achieved." Celebrated around the world, World Food Day honors that day and our commitment to defeating hunger.

Many think that hunger is about too many people and too little food. But that’s not true. Our planet produces enough food to feed every woman, man, and child. Instead, hunger is about power. Its roots lie in inequalities in access to resources. Right now, many farmers in poor countries—the people who grow the food the world relies on—don’t have the power to access the resources they need to thrive.

Try a recipe

You may already be doing your part to support farmers close to home. This fall, you can also help hard-working small-scale farmers around the world just by adding a couple of simple things to your routine. Start right in your kitchen—at your kitchen table. Try one of these recipes and share them with your friends.

Our GROW campaign offers five easy ways for people who care about hunger and farmers to help. Applying any of these principles, and encouraging your friends and family to as well, could make a real impact and help address the problem of millions of people who still don’t have enough food on their plates.

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