FAO World Food Day to Focus on Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy
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7 July 2008: The theme of this year’s World Food Day (WFD), to be held 16 October 2008 in Québec City, Canada, will be “World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy.” “Rarely has WFD assumed greater meaning than at the present time, as rapidly rising food prices risk increasing the number of […]

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July 2008: The theme of this year’s World Food Day (WFD), to be held 16 October
2008 in Québec City, Canada, will be “World Food Security: the Challenges of
Climate Change and Bioenergy.” “Rarely has WFD assumed greater meaning than at
the present time, as rapidly rising food prices risk increasing the number of
hungry people,” said Sidaty Aidara, Chief of WFD events at the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO).

WFD
will seek to raise global awareness about the effects of climate change on
agriculture and the impact of biofuels on food production in a series of
events, including symposia, roundtable discussions, concerts, and a
teleconference on world food issues. FAO will also host the Committee on World
Food Security from 14-17 October 2008, at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy,
which will assess the current global food situation and implications for the
future. Special events will also be organized to consider the impact of high
food prices on nutrition and the theme of high prices, food security issues and
policy responses. [FAO press
release
] [WFD
website
]