On October 16th, at the SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue, “World Food Day 2023 (Official Event): Water is Life. Water is Food. Leave no one behind” was jointly presented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Food Tank, Driscoll’s, WholeChain, the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the University of Guelph and Compass Group Canada. Our overarching goal was to highlight stories of hope and success in relation to the theme: “Water is life, water is food. Leave no one behind.

Water is essential to life on Earth. It covers the majority of the Earth's surface, makes up over 50% of our bodies, produces our food, and supports livelihoods. But this precious resource is not infinite and we need to stop taking it for granted. What we eat, and how that food is produced all affect water. Together, we can take water action for food and be the change.

This event was the Official North America World Food Day 2023 event.

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