World Food Day XXX: Time to Fight Hunger

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Food shortage is one threat to most people in the world. Even in Indonesia for more than 31 million inhabitants (14%) still in the category of below poverty line. Thus, our obligation is to fight poverty. Hunger also has become a global threat. Hunger is one form of suffering that must be eliminated in a comprehensive and systematic. This is because the cause is also very complex, so the handling should be done thoroughly by involving all the elements present. That was mentioned by Menkokesra, Agung Laksono at the opening ceremony of World Food Day (WFD) XXX dated October, 20, 2010 in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.

In the view of the international community, Indonesia as the country with the potential of abundant natural resource wealth has an important role in overcoming the threat of hunger. That role must be able to be taken over by the whole community to participate then contribute in efforts to overcome the threat of global hunger. At least Indonesian must be free from hunger. This can be realized by strengthening local food self-sufficiency. Synergy between the government and people have established strong. In line with these issues, the theme was “united against hunger”.

The objective of WFD XXX in 2010 was to strengthen public awareness of world food problems, strengthen solidarity in the fight against hunger, malnutrition and poverty, as well as educate community in the field of strengthening food security.

Various activities conducted as a series of warning among other activities of WFD XXX. Associated with visualization of technology support from IAARD, it was displayed different rice varieties (Hybrid, Non hybrid, and Gogo), 8 varieties of maize, beans (soy, peanuts, green beans), 14 kinds of vegetables, root crops (purple and black sweet potato) and bio pharmacy (ginger, turmeric, and temu lawak). Person in charge for this display was AIAT NTB.

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 30 November 2010 14:30 )  

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