Oxfam in Pakistan along with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Program (WFP), Government officials and the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), celebrated World Food Day to raise awareness about food insecurity, migration and agricultural development in Pakistan. This year’s theme was “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development.” Rising inequality across the world is impacting the poor in terms of their access to healthy and nutritious food. In a world of plenty; many are forced to migrate to earn more to feed themselves and their dependents.

After the documentary presented by FAO, the Federal Minister National Food Security & Research, Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan said, “The government of Pakistan is celebrating World Food Day in collaboration with UN agencies and other development partners to reiterate our commitment to the global concern to ensure food security.” The event was attended by diplomats, ministers, government officials, civil society members and representatives of UN agencies and development organizations. Informational stalls were setup at the venue for participants to learn more about the work being done by Oxfam, WFP, FAO and different Government bodies in climate change, migration, rural development and food security.

Published in Young Nation Magazine on October 28, 2017