World hunger has always been a problem that has plagued humanity, and through the years, it has remained an almost impossible problem to solve. However, industrialized agriculture has become a possible solution to world hunger with its ability to produce more food on less land than traditional methods. Industrialized agriculture is the solution Robert Paarlberg offers in his article, “Attention Whole Food Shoppers” which first appeared in April 2010 edition of Foreign Policy. Paarlberg attempts to use specific criteria to demonstrate the benefits of industrialized agriculture, such as its impacts on world hunger, the income gap, and global politics. Paarlberg was to an extent successful at proving his points and persuading his intended audience.
It is believed that around 10.2 million people are getting hunger out of the total population of 100 million people. Meanwhile, UNICEF reports approximately six million children are at risk from hunger, disease, and lack of water in Ethiopia due to drought, and around 10.2 million people are in need of food aid.
The conditions they live in are horrible and everyone should do what they can to help end poverty and world hunger. People around the world go hungry everyday, but it’s not a normal hungry. 795,000,000 people don’t have enough food to live a healthy life (http://www.foodaidfoundation.org/world-hunger-statistics.html ). This is men, women, and children near you. Imagine not being able to provide food for your children!
The agriculture sector in Ethiopia plays pivotal roles in economic growth, poverty alleviation, employment creation, foreign exchange earnings and food security. Despite the enormous contribution over the past years, its significance is limited because of various factors and hence it is becoming increasingly difficult to meet the food requirements of the growing population (Jon, 2007; Abera, 2011; UNDP, 2013). One of the significant contributors for its deprived performance is the low productivity of the sector in general and cereal production in particular over the past years (Alemayehu, 2009; Alemayehu et al. 2012). Such low productivity leads to increasing poverty and food insecurity of rural poor farm households in the country.
Therefore in other to keep up with the rising demand of the growing population (not to improve the current situation), food production must increase by 70 percent by 2050 according to FAO. Sub-Saharan Africa has been noted to have the highest proportion of undernourished people in any region. Thus one in four are chronically hungry which reflects that increasing population growth leads to the worsening of the food security problem. The number of hungry people on the African continent continues to
The traditional education system of Ethiopia was religiously oriented for centuries (Teshome, 1979:5) and dominated by males (Mebratu et al 2004:21). The Orthodox Church from about the 4th century and Islam from about the 7th century had established religious education in their religious realms (Dufera, 2005:3). Church education had maintained its domination until the end of 19th century and slowed at the beginning of the modern education. Nevertheless, attempts by European missionaries to introduce modern education in the 16th and 17th century failed (Dufera, 2005:3). Modern education was introduced to the late 19th century as a result of establishing a central state authority and permanent urban seat of power, the arrival of foreign embassies
Based on many articles I’ve read, I believe that in order to fight back hunger and improve living standards for people living in Ethiopia, the government and farmers should further develop their fertile soil and land. “The Rural Poverty Portal estimates that only about “25 percent of its arable land is cultivated.” The International Development Research Center directed a study titled “Ethiopia: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Ethiopia. “The author, Mike Crawley, investigated deeper into the “simple problem” that plagues the population, “not enough food.” “His research found that individual farmers are limited in their production abilities by, “too small landholdings, poor agricultural practices, and lack of potable water.” This proves that in order for Ethiopia to take a step closer to becoming a better country and providing living standards for its inhabitants, their government and farmers should work together and change the way they use the environment around them. Even then, the farmers shouldn’t wait for the government or for someone to come and assist them, instead they should start thinking about how to make these positive changes come to life without support from others. If the farmers start to make these progressive choices on their own, people around them will start to also help slowly step by step.
Even the number of hungry people in the world exceeds the total population of US and European Union. Extreme hunger and mal¬nutrition remain as blockade to development and creates a set up from which people cannot easily go out. Hunger and malnutrition mean less productive individuals, who are more susceptible to disease and often unable to earn much more and improve their livelihoods. There are nearly 800 million people in this world who suffer from hunger worldwide, the major¬ity
Ecosystem The ecosystem for e-governance in agricultural sector comprises of three components: (1) government and private sector service providers, (2) agricultural user groups, and (3) information communication technology platform as shown in figure 4. A. Government and Private Sector Service Providers The government and private sector service providers, which form the back end of the ecosystem, provide services to the citizens i.e. the agricultural user groups. The following are the government and private sector bodies involved in the delivery of services: • Agricultural Ministry Fig.
The maintenance of appropriate levels of farm employment is a key concern in countries where the greater part of employment is currently provided in the farming sector. Political and social stability could be especially threatened by changes in economic activity which produce sudden impacts on farming. Small and isolated economies, particularly those whose trade is dependent on a limited range of agricultural products, may be vulnerable to changes in global trading conditions. Even in those economically developing countries in which one agricultural sector is considered efficient in global terms, rural society, which overall depends on many other sectors of activity may be at risk of serious upheaval from rapid change. In these regions, efforts to strengthen the farm sector could include investment and improvements in productivity, while assuring the management of consequent changes to rural employment