Global food price volatility will be the focus of World Food Day celebrations in Rome on Monday which will also address the issue of massive farmland purchases by rich countries in the developing world. Read more HERE.
At the Ceremony on the Occasion of World Food Day, on Monday 17 October 2011, Jeremy Irons will be named the FAO Goodwill Ambassador. Read the Programme of Events HERE.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has named as previous Goodwill Ambassadors U.S. actress Susan Sarandon, Canadian singer Celine Dion and Senegalese music legend Youssou N’Dour and U.S. Olympic track and field star Carl Lewis.
Watch Jeremy’s video in support of the FAO’s campaign 1billionhungry.org: