World Food Day commemoratedWorld Food Day (WFD) is commemorated by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations on 16 October every year.
In light of this, the Capricorn Foundation partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform (MAWLR) and committed N$62 000 towards the commemoration of WFD to support 200 vulnerable households from all constituencies within the Kavango East region with food parcels.
In Namibia, WFD is commemorated at a country level in one region on a rotational basis, spearheaded by the MAWLR. This year’s event was celebrated under the theme “Water is life, water is food. Leave no one behind” in the Kavango East region, as identified by the regional council office in conjunction with the Kavango East Governor's office.
Capricorn Foundation’s Marlize Horn said the foundation finds it crucial to collaborate with like-minded organisations to engage and seek pathways toward transforming food insecurity in Namibia. “As Connectors of Positive Change, our efforts encourage self-sufficiency within local communities and inspire them to value and utilise precious resources, creating a sustainable and impactful change in Namibia's fight against hunger and food waste.”
WFD is observed worldwide to highlight global efforts to combat hunger and raise awareness of food challenges, promoting unity and strengthening solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.
The Capricorn Foundation, dedicated to improving food and nutrition security in Namibia, has been actively involved in a series of impactful projects and initiatives, including distributing essential food items like butternuts to disadvantaged communities throughout the country.
Through the foundation's commitment to making an impact, it has joined forces with prominent organisations such as the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and others to explore transformative strategies to address critical issues in Namibia.
Additionally, the foundation takes proactive measures to combat food waste by organising its annual Food Waste Challenge, a significant event where innovative solutions are explored to minimise food waste in Namibia. Through these initiatives, the Capricorn Foundation continues to make significant strides in ensuring a sustainable future for Namibians.