The date of founding of Food and Agriculture Organization of The
United Nations (FAO), October 16 is celebrated as World Food Day. Within World Food Day activities, a theme set by the FAO is
conducted every year. This event draws attention to the great importance in the
fight against global hunger and malnutrition. This year's theme is Rural and it
is defined as social protection for increasing welfare and agriculture.
In the scope of Provincial
Directorate program; a stand in the Cumhuriyet Square was prepared
and information of projects about develeopment of rural areas were given to
public. Besides leaflets about reliable food and care issues were given. Institution of Agriculture and Rural Development Support personnel and Students
from Food Community in Mehmet Akif Ersoy University gave their support by attending
the event. “Alo Gıda 174” line was introduced with green apple symbol.
Provincial Director of Food
Agriculture and Livestock Ş.Fırat ERKAL explained that; “By the activities organized by provincial and district personnel, we aid to highlight the
importance of social protection, to create public awareness and to encourage
broad participation in discussions covers inclusion of social protection to
agricultural development policies.”