Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), Nepal is announcing an online World Food Safety Photo Contest 2021" with the global theme "Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow".
The World Food Safety Day 2021 began its celebration on 7th June 2018 to ensure food security with the action to prevent, detect and reduce the global burden of food-borne disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) report on foodborne illness, there are 600 million and 420,000 deaths due to the illness. Stepping in the third year of celebration, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WHO aims to draw the attention of stakeholders, influencers and the public to maintain the safety of food in every stage of the food chain. Safeguarding food from production to plate, reducing the women and child mortality rate, sustaining human health and strengthening economies are its major concerns.
On this occasion, the contest aims to draw the attention of the youths to the current food safety scenario and come up with a better view of visualizing strength, potential contribution and challenges on stabilizing food safety. The initial selection process of the photographs will be carried out by the jury members and then uploaded on YPARD Nepals Facebook group for online voting. The selected participants will be notified of their selection via email.
The winning photographs will be awarded cash prizes (details below) and a certificate of appreciation. YPARD Nepal will also honor the two photos with a public choice award and individuals will receive NPR 1000 cash.
Submissions are opened to all the young professionals (aged 18-39 years) from Nepal who are self-motivated towards global food safety.
Participants should submit their complete application through a Google form.
Photo credit: YPARD Nepal
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