WORLD FOOD DAY | “Grow, Nourish, Sustain, Together. Our actions are our future” | 16 October 2020 |
SAVE THE DATE
INVITATION TO ATTEND THE VIRTUAL 2020
WORLD FOOD DAY ON 16 OCTOBER 2020
The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) plans to commemorate the 2020 World Food Day (WFD) virtually, due to the prevailing COVID-19 regulations. DALRRD commemorates the WFD annually on 16 October on behalf of South Africa. This day is observed by all member states affiliated to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, in commemoration of the launch of FAO in 1945. The 2020 WFD’s theme is “Grow, Nourish, Sustain, Together. Our actions are our future”. The DALRRD plans to use the WFD as platform to create awareness on food and nutrition security whilst encouraging increased food production by all producer categories to support food availability, especially for the vulnerable households.
The participation of your department/organisation will also raise awareness on the importance of a multisectoral food and nutrition security approach, which is in line with the current National Food and Nutrition Security Plan (NFNSP) led by the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME).
As part of the plan for the 2020 WFD commemoration, your department/organisation, which is key to the achievement of food security in the country, is hereby requested to join Minister Didiza in this event on 16 October 2020. The event will be held as follows:
Date: Friday, 16 October 2020
Venue: Online (to be communicated as soon as it is confirmed)
Time: 10:00 am
The order of proceedings and other relevant documents will be sent to you in due course. Kindly send your attendance confirmation (RSVP) to RebeccaT@dalrrd.gov.za or call 060 973 3757 / MphoRa@dalrrd.gov.za or call 066 84 6510.