The 2011 theme for World Food Day is ‘Food Prices from Crisis to
’, with a focus on what can be done to relieve the impact of the current food crisis on the world’s most vulnerable people. Price swings can represent a major threat to food security in developing countries. The poor are the often the hardest hit. According to the World Bank, rising food costs pushed nearly 70 million people in extreme poverty in 2010-11. The UN General Assembly has declared 16th October every year to be World Food Day. The day is for raising awareness of food security as well as strengthening solidarity in the struggle against world hunger, malnutrition and poverty.