Sun 21-10-2018 23:11 PM
SHARJAH, 21st October, 2018 (WAM) — Sharjah Municipality (SM), represented by the Conformity Assessment and Health Education Department and the Department of Institutional Interaction, has organised a number of events on the occasion of the World Food Day to promote awareness about the importance of fighting hunger, and to demonstrate commitment to sustainable development.
The events also highlighted the importance of biodiversity in ensuring food security and providing healthy and safe food to all members of the community, in light of the food shortages being suffered by different populations.
Sheikha Maha Al Mualla, Head of the Municipality’s Conformity Assessment Department, said that the participation of the Municipality of Sharjah City in the celebration of World Food Day reflects its keenness to raise awareness among members of the community about the importance of eradicating poverty, hunger and malnutrition in many countries.
She added that the participation also comes in line with the objectives of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), as well as to reduce food waste through proper food practices and the avoidance of purchasing food that exceeds the needs of consumers.
Al Mualla pointed out that more than 820 million people throughout the world are chronically undernourished, according to FAO’s latest Food Security and Nutrition Report 2018. Therefore, education in this area is a key to eradicating hunger.
She noted that the Municipality’s marking of World Food Day also aims to instill healthy habits in the community, give the public useful advice when purchasing food, encourage them to choose healthier organic products, introduce them to proper storage methods, and encourage them to develop domestic farming
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