World Food Day: Water is Life, Water is Food. Leave No One Behind

Every food we eat, every meal we savor, is intrinsically linked to one precious element – water. On this World Food Day, let’s take a moment to recognize that “Water is Life, Water is Food. Leave No One Behind” isn’t just a theme; it’s a stark reality that millions face daily.

Yet, as we indulge in our favorite dishes, it’s essential to remember that not everyone enjoys the luxury of readily available water. Many people worldwide face water scarcity, making it a daily struggle to put food on their tables. On World Food Day, it’s our responsibility to reflect on the value of water and the plight of those left behind.

Did you know?

  • Agriculture accounts for 72% of global freshwater withdrawals, while 16% is used by industries, and 12% by municipalities for households and services
  • 95% of our food is produced on land and all begins with soil and water
  • Global water demand for agriculture is expected to increase by 35% by 2050

Source: FAO

So, what can we do?

  • Reduce food waste: Every food saved is a drop of water conserved. Be mindful of what you consume, and minimize food wastage.

  • Support sustainable agriculture: Support local farmers and sustainable practices that use water efficiently, ensuring a better future for all.

  • Educate and advocate: Raise awareness about water scarcity and food insecurity, so we can collectively address these issues.

  • Share your thoughts: In the comments, tell us how you plan to make a difference this World Food Day.

Poll of the day

On this World Food Day 2023, how do you plan to make a difference in ensuring everyone has access to food and water?
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