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World Food Day Friday

Thereport24.com Desk:

Friday is “World Food Day”. This year's slogan for the Day in Bangladesh would be “Reduce rural poverty and social security through agriculture.”

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in separate messages wished success for the Day and its programs.

In his message, the President called upon all to fulfill the dream of Bangabandhu through agriculture and also to use the sector to ensure food security at the family level.

He advised farmers to utilize modern technology to attain the objective.

In her message, the Prime Minister asked all to ensure social security through integrated agriculture and modern market management.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) felt that it was important that farmers have access to the latest technologies.

The organization was also concerned at the fast depletion of arable land which was reducing at a rate of 10 to 35 hectares, every year.

It may be recalled that in 1979 following a proposal by Dr Paul Romani, a Hungarian scientist, at the 20th General Assembly of FAO, the Day was adopted as "World Food Day."

Ends/thereport24.com/S/Oct 15, 2015