Today, October 16, 2018, is World Food Day!
World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. Held annually on 16th October, people from around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicating worldwide hunger from our lifetime.
Did you know that in a world of billions, 805 million people worldwide live with chronic hunger? 60% of these people are women, and every day almost five million children under the age of five die of malnutrition-related causes. The focus of World Food Day is that food is a basic and fundamental human right. To spread awareness and declare our collective initiative to fight hunger, over 150 countries across the world will organize events and campaigns to participate in this day of action.
This year, our very own farmer, Jonathan Allen, was featured on UPL Global as a partner in “feeding the world”. Working with farmers in over 130 countries, UPL’s mission is to manufacture and supply crop protection and specialty chemicals worldwide, by providing solutions to optimize farm productivity for the farmer through innovative and cost-effective products, to provide the customer with better value for money. UPL is dedicated to ensuring that “Zero Hunger by 2030” becomes a reality.
Always a supporter of
#SustainableDevelopmentGoals, today, on the occasion of #WorldFoodDay, UPL is renewing their pledge to work towards #ZeroHunger by #2030 by helping increase food production, as well as improving the life of food to ensure it reaches more people. We are proud to stand with UPL in dedication to achieving this goal!
Here are 8 Reasons Why Zero Hunger Changes the World
- Zero hunger could save the lives of 3.1 million children a year
- Well-nourished mothers have healthier babies with stronger immune systems
- Ending child undernutrition could increase a developing country’s GDP by 16.5 percent
- A dollar invested in hunger prevention could return between $15 and $139 in benefits
- Proper nutrition early in life could mean 46 percent more in lifetime earnings
- Eliminating iron deficiency in a population could boost workplace productivity by 20 percent
- Ending nutrition-related child mortality could increase a workforce by 9.4 percent
- Zero hunger can help build a safer, more prosperous world for everyone
- Blue, G. T. (n.d.). World Food Day: 16 October 2018. Retrieved October 16, 2018, from http://www.greeningtheblue.org/event/world-food-day
- Global, U. (n.d.). UPL | Total Crop Solutions|Manufacturing & Supplying Crop Protection. Retrieved October 16, 2018, from https://www.uplonline.com/