October 16th: World Food Day 2014
“Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth” will be the focus of World Food Day in 2014.
The official World Food Day theme – announced at the start of every year by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – brings attention to the issues that cause hunger and poverty across the globe.
For more details click this link to visit World Food Day Ireland 2014. This link will bring you to the Educational Resource Section of the same website where you can download the World Food Day 2014 Infographic Poster.
World Food Crisis: This resource from Trocaire addresses the topic of world food prices that have rocketed, forcing some people to suggest that the world is facing a global food crisis. However, this food crisis has been ongoing for many decades with close to 800 million living in hunger. The recent surge in food prices has only intensified an ongoing suffering, which has sparked riots in a number of countries. Included in this resource are teacher notes, activities, case studies and debates.
Hunger The Real Reasons: An educational resource from Trocaire on Hunger and Famine for Leaving Cert Applied.
Ending Hunger: A short handout from Concern about Hunger.