(Event) Change the Future of Migration - World Food Day at Bundelkhand University, Jhansi

Food Security Awareness Rally
On the occasion of
World Food Day (Food Engineers’ Day)
16th October, 2017. 

Venue: Institute of Engineering & Technology, B.U., Jhansi-284128

Theme
Change the Future of Migration
Invest in Food Security and Rural Development

 

Organized by
Department of Food Technology
Institute of Engineering & Technology, B.U., Jhansi
& Association of Food Scientists, Technologists & Engineers (AFSTE), I.E.T.

Objectives

To promote awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all To promote the creation of business opportunities and jobs for young people through small dairy or poultry production, food processing or horticulture enterprises for rural development To promote the people to invest in food security and rural development to tackle the migration challenge.

Prof. R. K. Saini Dean & Director, I.E.T. Will flag off the rally From Institute of Engineering & Technology, Main Gate Bundelkhand University, Jhansi
Date: 16th October, 2017, Time: 01:00 pm

ABOUT WORLD FOOD DAY

FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. It is also now considered as Food Engineers’ Day.

ABOUT RALLY

A 'Food Safety Awareness Rally' is being organized by the 'Department of Food Technology Engineering' and 'Association of Food Scientists, Technologists and Engineers (AFSTE)', Institute of Engineering & Technology (I.E.T.) on the occasion of 'World Food Day- 16 October, 2017' at Bundelkhand University, Jhansi. The rally is inspired by the theme of the World Food Day-2017 that is 'Change the future of migration; Invest in food security and rural
development'. Large movements of people today are presenting complex challenges, which call for global action. Many migrants arrive in developing countries, creating tensions where resources are already scarce, but the majority, about 763 million, move within their own countries rather than abroad. Three-quarters of the extreme poor base their livelihoods on agriculture or other rural activities. Creating conditions that allow rural people, especially youth, to stay at home when they feel it is safe to do so, and to have more resilient livelihoods, is a crucial component of any plan to tackle the migration challenge. Rural development can address factors that compel people to move by creating business opportunities and jobs for young people that are not only crop-based (such as small dairy or poultry production, food processing or horticulture enterprises). It can also lead to increased food security, more resilient livelihoods, better access to social protection, reduced  conflict over natural resources and solutions to environmental degradation and climate change. By investing in rural development, the international community can also harness migration’s potential to support development and build the resilience of displaced and host communities, thereby laying the ground for long-term recovery and inclusive and sustainable growth.

 

Courtesy: Bundelkhand University, Jhansi

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