World Food Day
World Food Day is celebrated every year on October 16th to commemorate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The theme chosen for 2014 was Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth”, to highlight the potential of family farmers to eradicate hunger and preserve natural resources.
Several events take place all over the world to mark this day, and Roamler joined these celebrations. In line with the theme chosen for this year, we asked Roamlers if they have their own vegetable garden, and if they eat from those products on a regular basis. We were also interested in how often Roamlers buy food from a farm in their neighbourhood.
The results showed that around 83% of Roamlers didn’t know about World Food Day before reading the task, and 73% has a vegetable garden, some food plants or herbs in their house. From those, almost 70% eat from their vegetable garden or food plants on a monthly or weekly basis. Additionally, almost 50% of the Roamlers that performed this task buy products from farms in their neighbourhood at least a few times a year.
Roamlers submitted several nice photos of their own vegetable garden, and showed that they take good care of the earth! Here are some of the photos submitted by Roamlers:
Thank you all for sharing your own vegetable gardens!
Happy World Food Day!