The theme announced by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for this year's World Food Day is "Water is life, water is food. Leave no one behind." The report emphasizes the crucial link between water, food security, and the urgent need to improve water health and environmental sanitation.
Access to clean water is not only essential for drinking but also crucial for ensuring safe food production and hygiene practices. Without adequate water resources and sanitation facilities, millions of people suffer from waterborne diseases such as cholera, viral hepatitis, and malaria.
To address this issue, we must prioritize water health and sanitation measures. This includes improving access to clean drinking water, promoting proper personal hygiene practices, and implementing effective environmental sanitation systems. Water, sanitation, and environmental hygiene are closely interconnected with food security.