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World Food Day 2017

World Food Day is celebrated each year on the 16th October each year and events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the year. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. The theme for 2017 is Changing the future of migration by investing in food security and rural development.

When it is a choice, migration can be a good way to spread new knowledge, skills or labour that can help boost economic growth in different regions of a country or in a new country altogether. The point is that migration should be a choice. Yet, migration also happens when people feel like their only option for survival or for a better life is to leave their homes. FAO(Food and Agriculture of the United Nations) assistance to people displaced by conflict and to the communities that host them, these actions support families and their livelihoods so that they can make their own decisions about leaving home.

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