The 2016 World Food Day (WFD) Poster Contest is now open; the theme for WFD 2016 is: “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too”.

The contest invites young entrants to explain what they think about the threat of climate change to food security either by designing a poster (5 to 19 years) or producing a video no longer than 1 minute (13-19 years). The deadline is 30 September 2016.

More information is available at the website of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/2016/home

Various support materials can be found on the dedicated web pages including the World Food Day Activity Book for children and youth. The Activity Book is an educational tool for teachers, students and anyone who wishes to learn more about the  World Food Day 2016 theme. It can also be used to inspire young people who wish to participate in the World Food Day poster and video contest.

Illustrations in the activity book have been left unfinished to get students to use their imaginations and colour a positive future for our planet. A series of tips for children, outlining simple ways in which everyone can make a difference, is included at the end of the book http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/9c90a681-39d4-404e-b4d1-9b2753e145bb/

FAO has also published a set of tips or actions for the general public on how to fight climate change and hunger
http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/2016/climate-actions.