The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) shares out that Somalia Ministry of Agriculture completed this years plan to celebrate the Somalia Farming Day which is October 15 together with World Agricultural Day on October 16, 2014.
World Food Day was first held on 16 Oct 1981. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations marks World Food Day each year on 16 October, the day on which the Organization was founded in 1945.
SOMESHA Team Mohamed Ahmed Aden and Nur Ismail Sheikh and the Secretary General Mr. Daud Abdi Daud met the Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture His Excellence Mohamud Mohamed Mohamud and the ministry staff and discussed the way SOMESHA and the ministry work together though they agreed to share domestically and global the needs towards the sustainable development issues within the field of Agriculture and food security.
“We prepared ten (10) thousand of fruits and sharp by means of materials distribution to celebrate the national farming day that was appointed to celebrate October 15 each year together with the World food Day on October 16, 2014. This means Somalia prepares the first ever kind overwhelming event to mark these two days” said Mr. Mohamud Mohamed Mohamud, the Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture
The 2014 World Food Day theme – Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth” – has been chosen to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers. It focuses world attention on the significant role of family farming in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas.
The UN General Assembly has designated 2014 “International Year of Family Farming.” This is a strong signal that the international community recognizes the important contribution of family farmers to world food security.