Kendari: Some 82,975 people visited an exhibition organized to commemorate World Food Day in Anggata, South Konawe, Southeast Sulawes on November 2-5, 2019.
Director of Horticultural Germination of the Agriculture Ministry Sukarman said that the number of visitors exceeded the target.
"We are grateful that the World Food Day commemoration event was held in a manner that surpassed expectations," he noted here on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
"Moreover, the World Food Day theme of 'Intake of Agriculture and Food Industry Technology Toward Indonesia becoming World Food Barn by 2045' is a priority of the government in future," Sukarman remarked.
On the first day, the opening ceremony was attended by 12 governors and deputy governors from across Indonesia, 16 foreign ambassadors and other diplomats, and 16 representatives of international organizations.
The expo had 266 display stands and 88 culinary stands. The total transactions from direct sales and pre-orders during the three-day expo clocked Rp8 billion.
In the meantime, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported that obesity and other forms of malnutrition affect nearly one in three people. Projections suggest that the figure will reach one in two by 2025. (Antara)