World Food Day celebrates food cooperatives

World Food Day celebrates food cooperatives

World Food Day celebrates food cooperatives

Updated 16 October 2012, 15:15 AEDT

World Food Day is celebrated on October 16 each year by more than 150 countries around the world. In Australia it takes place during National Anti-Poverty Week.

The United Nations officially endorsed World Food Day in 1980 in consideration of the fact that "food is a requisite for human survival and well-being and a fundamental human necessity". 

Each year World Food Day adopts a different theme to highlight areas needed for action and to provide a common focus. Common themes over the years include food security, water, hunger and a focus on women as food providers.

This year's theme is "Agriculture Cooperatives - key to feeding the world" and it's been chosen to highlight the role of food cooperatives in improving food security and contributing to the eradication of hunger. 

Radio Australia's roving reporter Nadia Hume went along to Ceres Fair Food, a food cooperative in Melbourne, where she helped pack the organic fruit and vegetables into todays food boxes for delivery. 

Presenters: Isabelle Genoux, Nadia Hume

Speaker: Chris Ennis, General Manager Ceres Fair Food.

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