The symbol of FAO consists of a circle. Inside the circle
is a graphical image of an ear of wheat and the letters F, A and O. The FAO's
motto “fiat panis” (let there be bread) appears under the ear of
wheat. The first version of this design was a badge distributed to delegates
at an FAO conference in Copenhagen in 1946.
The current version was registered with the United International
Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property on July 1, 1964, and has
been used widely since about 1977.
A World Food Day official symbol consists of three abstract
human figures harvesting, distributing and sharing food. The figures are depicted
in a bluish-grey color and the food in an orange shade. This draws attention
to the food. The whole image aims to bring attention to the necessity and joy
of growing, harvesting and distributing food.