Masaganang Agrikultura, Maunlad na Ekonomiya!

World Food Day 2023 (October 16, 2023)

Author: DA-AFID | 17 October 2023

The annual celebration of the WORLD FOOD DAY (WFD) promotes awareness of hunger and action for the future of food, people, and the planet. 

This year’s theme – ‘Water is Life, Water is Food. Leave No One Behind’ highlights the importance of water in our lives.

Hence, a global call for the efficient use of water is underscored. Everyone is encouraged to wisely use and reuse this natural resource to prevent wastage and scarcity. 

In the Philippines, the Department of Agriculture leads the celebration of WFD, and highlights the importance of water in agriculture and fishery across the nation. 

In food production and processing of by-products, water is a basic ingredient. It plays a significant role in the sustainable supply of safe and quality crops, animals and fishery products, and other food items. 

To attain the vision of Masaganang Agrikultura, Maunlad na Ekonomiya, the DA remains a constant partner of the farmers and fishers in the development of innovations and implementation of programs towards food security for all.  

The 2023 WFD celebration was culminated at the Liwasang Aurora – Quezon City Memorial Circle on October 16, 2023. It was highlighted by the candle lighting ceremony and declaration of commitment of DA officials and employees. ### (photos by Adones Buhayan, DA-AFID)