Monthly Archives: October 2008

World Food Day 2008 Commemorated in South Africa

By | 31 October 2008

Pretoria – The FAO Representation Office celebrated the 2008 World Food Day by going back to the farmer. This year, WFD took place in Idutywa, a rural village in the Eastern Province of South Africa. Idutywa’s economy is highly dependent on subsistence farming therefore it was fitting for the celebrations to be held there.

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World Food Day, 16 October 2008

By | 9 October 2008

The World Food Day theme for 2008 is “World Food Security: The Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy“. Rarely has World Food Day assumed greater meaning than at the present time, as rapidly rising food prices risk increasing the number of hungry people, notes FAO’s Chief of World Food Day events, Sidaty Aidara.

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No harmony without inclusion

By | 6 October 2008

“Can we celebrate today World Habitat Day with joy and hope?” This year’s theme is “Harmonious Cities”.  Are the world cities heading towards harmony? One of every three city dwellers lives in a slum. The growth of slums in the last 15 years has been unprecedented. Today there are approximately 998 million slum dwellers in… Read More »

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