World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organizations concerned with food security, including the World Food Program and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
World Food Day was established by FAO member countries at the 20th general conference in November 1979. Hungarian Delegation Minister of Agriculture and Food, Dr. Pal Romany played an important role at the conference and proposed the idea of celebrating World Food Day. This has been noted annually in more than 150 countries, raising awareness about poverty and hunger.