2017 World Food Day

2017 World Food Day

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The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the UN celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events in over 150 countries are held annually to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. The slogan for World Food Day 2017 is “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development”.

World Food Day is a chance to show our commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 – to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. It’s also a day for us to celebrate the progress we have already made towards reaching #ZeroHunger.

Why should we care about World Food Day and #ZeroHunger? The right to food is a basic human right. Investing in sustainable food systems and rural development means addressing some of the major global challenges — from feeding the world’s growing population to protecting the global climate, and tackling some of the root causes of migration and displacement. Achieving the 17 SDGs cannot happen without ending hunger, and without having sustainable and resilient, climate-compatible agriculture and food systems that deliver for the people and the planet.

Date of issue: 16 October 2017
Artist: Helen Dardik
Denominations: US$ 0,49, US$ 1,15, CHF 1,00, CHF 1,50, € 0,68, € 0,80
Stamp size: 30 mm x 40 mm
Stamps per sheet: 20
Printer: Royal Joh. Enschedé (The Netherlands)
Process: Offset lithography plus hexachrome
Perforation: 14 x 13¼
The Designs:
– US$ 0,49 – Vegetables
– US$ 1,15 – Pulses
– CHF 1,00 – Dairy
– CHF 1,50 – Fruit
– € 0,68 – Grains
– € 0,80 – Meat
– US$ 0,49 110.000 stamp (5.500 sheets)
– US$ 1,15 110.000 stamps (5.500 sheets)
– CHF 1,00 80.000 stamps (4.000 sheets)
– CHF 1,50 80.000 stamps (4.000 sheets)
– € 0,68 90.000 stamps (4.500 sheets)
– € 0,80 90.000 stamps (4.500 sheets)

The Artist

Helen Dardik is a professional illustrator and a surface pattern designer based in Canada. Vibrant, folksy, playful toomuchery is a perfect way to describe her style. Born by the Black Sea, Helen lived in Siberia for a time and then moved to Israel, where she studied art and design. In the early nineties, she relocated to Canada, where she got a graphic design degree and found work as a designer and illustrator. Helen mainly works in vector using the magic of imagination combined with the magic of Adobe illustrator… but, often, watercolor, oil, gouache, embroidery and vinyl find their way into her repertoire. Finding inspiration in her childhood, her 3 little girls, nature, vintage books and midcentury design, Helen is determined to make her life into the most creative experience.


About 2017 World Food Day