Croatian post Mostar post issued the stamp to celebrate World Food Day, established by member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1979.
World Food Day is celebrated worldwide every year on 16 October, the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945, in Quebec, Canada.
FAO officially celebrated the World Food Day at Expo Milano 2015, one of the World biggest event for technology, innovation and creativity related to food and diet.
The theme of World Food Day for the year 2015 is “Social protection and agriculture: breaking the cycle of rural poverty” in order to emphasize the importance of measures that are being taken with the goal of reducing rural poverty and creating an approach to food and resources for buying food.
In conjugation with the food security the year 2015 is declared as the International Year of Soils to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil and essential ecosystem functions.
Importance of World Food Day
Researches show that a small number of countries through history has experienced a rapid economical development and poverty reduction, and that there has not preceded an agriculture development.
Agriculture is not only an economic activity. It is a way of life, coexistence with nature, heritage of our ancestors and a cultural distinction.
Its non-material contribution is immeasurable in preserving ecological bio-diversity, managing water resources and protecting habitation, landscapes and the earth.
The most essential role of agriculture is solving the world famine problem, most commonly in rural areas.
And the only way of solving this problem is that inhabitants of rural areas produce enough of their own food or that they have enough money to buy that food.
That is why support is necessary at all levels, in order to encourage economic and technical cooperation in between non-developed countries and developing countries.
It is especially necessary to stimulate participation of rural women in activities that affect their everyday life activities.
Title: World Food Day
Date of Issue: 16 October 2015
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Denominations: 0,90 BAM
Source: The Croatian Post Ltd. Mostar