Invitation: Free UN Concert For World Food Day, 14 October

  • 14 Oct 2016 5:55 AM
Invitation: Free UN Concert For World Food Day, 14 October
A Serbian jazz fusion band will be joined by a well-known Hungarian group to headline the first-ever World Food Day concert in Budapest next month, on Friday 14 October at Dürer kert. The UN contacted to share this news, one of many events being organized around the world to mark World Food Day.

This free concert, arranged by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in partnership with Dürer kert, is aimed at raising public awareness of food-related problems around the world.

The Vasil Hadzimanov Band, featuring guest vocalist Marta Hadzimanov, will open with their unique blend of Balkan jazz fusion. Next up will be Hungary’s own Olah Gipsy Beats, and local DJ Jutasi will play until closing.

“We estimate that about one-third of all food produced globally gets wasted or lost along the production chain,” said Sharon Lee Cowan, senior communication officer with UN's FAO regional office in Budapest. “At the same time, hundreds of millions of people in our region and worldwide suffer from different forms of malnutrition and even outright hunger. And this is just one example of how things have gone wrong between humans, food, and the planet.”

Originally an initiative of the Government of Hungary, World Food Day observances take up a different food-related issue each year. This year’s topic is climate change. According to FAO, more than 70 percent of the world’s poor rely on agriculture and natural resources for their livelihoods. This puts them on the front lines when it comes to climate change with its higher temperatures and more frequent natural disasters.

“People have strong feelings about food and food issues,” said Cowan. “FAO is a technical agency, working with farmers, scientists, policy makers and others on sustainable solutions to food and agriculture problems. World Food Day is a time when we can all come together in the name of healthy diets for everyone.”

Doors open at 7.30 p.m., performances start at 8.

Did we mention that entrance to the concert is free :)

Address: 1146, Budapest, Ajtósi Dürer sor 19-21.

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