Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Agriculture Cooperatives, Children's Drawings, and World Food Day

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is commemorating World Food Day by holding its first-ever international contest for young people.  The entries are grouped in three age categories: 5-8, 9-12, 13-17.   The theme for the inaugural contest is Agricultural cooperatives -- key to feeding the world

"A cooperative is a business that balances two goals – making money and keeping its members and communities happy by providing what they need. Imagine a group of people working together to grow vegetables or fruit, to fish together or simply to sell something collectively," said the FAO.  "By joining forces, members of a cooperative can benefit by sharing materials, experience or other resources. They can also bargain in a more powerful way."

This is a great way to involve young people in the World Food Day commemoration.  And it's paid off. There are many fabulous entries from children around the world.  View the Children's Posters

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