Let us Proudly Commemorate International Year of Small Scale Fisheries & Aquiculture - 2022

ලෝක ආහාර දිනය නිමිත්තෙන් ජාතික ධීවර සහයෝගිතා ව්‍යාපාරයේ ජාතික කැදවුම්කාරතුමන්ගේ පණිවිඩය

Every year on the 16th of October NAFSO celebrate world food day. We know today millions of world population suffers from shortage of food. We know thousands of these people suffer from malnutrition, lack drinking water, live in areas not suitable for living.   
According to the current estimates 740 million people go to sleep at night without food. Their standard of living is deteriorating day by day. They and their children are malnourished. Pregnant mothers suffer from malnutrition.  South Asian countries, including Sri Lanka, suffer the most. The current COVID epidemic has exacerbated this situation. Present situation clearly shows the failure of world development efforts. It shows us the failure of globalization. It also tells us that we must cultivate our own food and only the unity of the poor can help them selves. NAFSO has realized this situation long ago and have started working with fisher communties, farmers, plantation workers to Stregthen their food security by promoting  home gardening and environment friendly cultivation in our program areas. So on this world food day we emphasize our communities the importance of cultivating our own food and the need for maintaining our food security.