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World Food Day today

World Food Day today

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The World Food Day 2021 is being observed in the country today (Saturday)  as elsewhere in the world with the theme "Our actions are our future- Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life".

The Agriculture Ministry and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are jointly observing the day.

President M Abul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the eve of the day.

In his message, President Abul Hamid said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was agriculture-friendly and he called for agriculture revolution in rebuilding the country.

He said Bangabandhu ensured distribution of khas land, fertilisers, pesticides, improved seeds and other agriculture inputs among the farmers.

In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina termed the theme of the day "Our actions are our future - Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life" as appropriate and time-befitting especially in COVID-19 driven changing situation.

Initiatives were also taken to ensure distribution of agriculture stimulus, loans and cards, opening of bank accounts with Taka 10, introduction of e-agriculture and innovation of climate tolerant varieties and technologies, Sheikh Hasina said.

To mark the day, the Agriculture Ministry has taken elaborate programmes, which include international seminar, mass awareness programme and publication of special supplements in mainstream newspapers. Posters, billboards, video messages and documentations also have been published highlighting the
significance of the day.

An international seminar will be held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel this morning. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to join the seminar as the chief guest through videoconferencing from her official Ganabhaban residence.