A need to reduce food waste is one of the highlighted messages during the World Food Day and The World Food Forum (WFF) in Rome from October 16 to 20.

This responsibility extends to consumers, agriculture, public food services, and private food services alike. Together, we can make a substantial impact on global food security by curbing food waste. The goal is a hunger-free food future for all. 

Events around the world

Every year, hundreds of events and activities – from marathons and hunger marches, to exhibitions, cultural performances, contests and concerts – are organised in around 150 countries across the world to celebrate World Food Day.

Have you already decided how to participate?

Flagship events take place at the FAO headquarters as well as on virtual platform!

World Food Day

Monday 16

Water is life. Water is Food. Leave no one behind.
A global call for water action for food. What can we do? We all need to stop taking water for granted and start improving the way we use it in our daily lives. What we eat, and how that food is produced all affect water. We can make a difference by choosing local, seasonal, and fresh foods, wasting less of it – even by reducing food waste, and finding safe ways to reuse it while preventing water pollution. Read more →

Did you know?
Water is essential to life on Earth. It makes up over 50% of our bodies and covers about  71% of the Earth’s surface. Only 2.5% of water is fresh, suitable for drinking, agriculture, and most industrial uses. 


Thursday 19

A journey of inspiration filled with stories, music, art, the launch of the new music video, and more. Influencers and renowned chefs like Max Mariola, Bela Gil, Fatmata Binta and Anahita Dhondy. Engaging, cross-cultural conversation guaranteed to inspire water action for food. Read more →

The World Food Forum

Entire week

The World Food Forum (WFF) – a youth-led movement and network to transform our agrifood systems – is committed to the theme: “Agrifood systems transformation accelerates climate action.” Take action for food, for our planet and for our shared future. Read more →

50 Days To Fight Food Waste Challenge.

WFF is calling on individuals to join the battle against food waste. Learn, Act, Track, and Scale Up! Explore the 50 Days To Fight Food Waste Challenge. Join challenge