World Food Day was observed in Sukkur, as it is in other parts of the country, to revitalize efforts for a sustainable agri-food system to provide sufficient, nutritious, and hygienic foods at an affordable price to all, as well as efforts to end malnutrition and hunger.
In this regard, the Sindh Rural Support Organization (SRSO), in collaboration with the Sindh government and the National Poverty Graduation Programme (NPGP), as well as other development partners and donor agencies, held events in several districts on Friday to highlight the significance of the World food day.
According to SRSO Spokesperson Jamil Soomro, the NPGP Program aimed to help the ultra-poor and impoverished graduate from poverty on a long-term basis.
The SRSO was carrying out the program activities in several union councils from various districts in Sindh, he added. According to SRSO CEO Muhammad Dital Kalhoro, more than 80% of the extremely poor live in rural areas, and many rely on agriculture and natural resources for a living.
He stated that multiple challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, inequality, and rising food prices, were obstructing access to and availability of nutritious food.