This year, the 40th World Food Day was celebrated with a slogan “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together”, throughout the world. ForestAction Nepal, the secretariat of Alliance of Agriculture for Food (AAF), in collaboration with Department of Agriculture/GoN and other likeminded organizations (Helvetas Nepal, ActionAid Nepal, DCA, Im Sweden, Fastenopfer, LiBIRD, CSRC, NFGF, NLRF, FIAN, CAED, CEPP, Samriddha Karnali Abhiyan, NPG, and ANAJ) celebrated the world food day by distributing paid souvenir bag with local foods, providing free local food to people at Khulamanch, and organizing virtual discussions in different themes for a week (11-16th October).
The major event organized on the occasion of World Food Day was virtual seminar. Virtual seminars on different themes were organized/led by the partner organizations. 12 Seminars were held in total. Around 600 people attended the seminars. More than 100 people shared their experiences on the related topics. The online events were also broadcasted live through the Facebook page of one of our media partners HaloKhaber.com.
Similarly, around 400 bags which included a local foods (Marshe Rice/Prosomillet , Jumli beans, Flaxseeds/sesame, Cardamom and Sichuan Pepper), as a souvenir, were delivered to the influential persons like political leaders, policy makers, government officials, public figures, media persons, farmers , activists and representatives from different organizations. The idea behind providing this souvenir was to promote the local and indigenous foods from different parts of the country and make people aware about the importance of local foods. Along with the food, food day appeal had been distributed.
Apart from this, in collaboration with 100 S group (the volunteer group which has been feeding/providing food to the homeless people in Khulamunch, Kathmandu since the starting of Lockdown, imposed by government due to COVID 19), nearly about 200 people were served with organic foods in Khullamunch Kathmandu.