Date: Tuesday , 2 5 October 2022
In an effort to advance the efforts of the District Development Model, the North West Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in conjunction with the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati will commemorate the Provincial World Food Day on Thursday, 27 October 2 022 at Devondale village.
This year’s commemoration is aligned with the United Nations 39 th year celebration. In the main, World Food Day seeks to create awareness of food security, food poverty and hunger with people at the grassroots level using a big ger platform. Under the theme Leave NO ONE behind , Better production, better nutrition. A better environment and a better life for all the 2022 commemoration is meant to en sure that all protocols and standards that measure the acceptability of consumable food items are followed. Food security ensures mitigating the risks of illnesses that are contracted through unsafe foods. The commemoration of World Food Day provides participating countries as well as stakeholders a platform to discuss i ssues pertaining to poverty, hunger and food security.

Amongst an array of activities for the day, the NWDARD as well as Dr RSM municipalitywill hand over food security empowerment packages to community based organizations as well as individual households and those includ e indigenous chickens and seedlings for households gardens. Identified s mallholder farmers will be supported with 10 goats each to support their subsistence farm ing efforts while 30 farm ers are set to receive bulls to improve production and the quality of their livestock. MEC Desbo Mohono is set to address this occasion and to further assert the provincial food security plan and the food and nutrition strategy as a vehicle to ensure impr ovement and dealing with the challenges of hu nger, poverty, and inequality. Members of the media are invite d to the event which will be held as follows:
 Venue: Devondale Village (Stadium)
 Date: Thursday, 27 October 2022
 Time: 09h00
Transport is available for community Media on request. Please RSVP Kgalalelo Mashomo on kmashomo@nwpg.gov.za/018 389 5613 by 26 October 2022 at 10h00.
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Issued by the Communication Services Directorate
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