World Food Day highlights need to eradicate hunger

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Some 842 million people, or roughly one in eight, suffered from chronic hunger in 2011-13

World Food Day is observed on 16 October each year to focus attention on global efforts to eradicate hunger.

The day also marks the founding in 1945 of the Rome-based United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

This year's theme is "Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition".

The United Nations estimates that 840 million people worldwide suffer from malnutrition.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

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