Other facts about hunger around the world are as follows. 1. 13.1 percent of the world 's population is starving. Approximately 925 million people are malnourished every day, consuming less than 2,100 calories recommended per day 2. The world produces enough food to feed the 7 billion people living in the world, but the hungry also have no land to grow food or money to buy it.
Topic Background The delegate of the republic of Belarus is deeply concerned of the issue of Hunger and the devastating impact on the life and health of people around the world. Currently, people all across the Globe especially people in Low Economically Developed Countries suffer from not getting nutritional food. A huge population of the people who are hungry are in developing nations where 12.9 percent or more don’t have balanced food. Just in Asia there 281 million people people that One in every nine people in the world get very little food and are undernourished, that is about a shocking number of 795 million people in the world.are under fed and don’t intake healthy food. It is alarming to note that 45% of children who under the age of 5 die from poor nutrition food which is an astounding 3.1 million every year.
In terms of economy, countries are paying a huge amount of money to treat people with diseases resulted from sugar such as diabetes (“Economic Costs”, 2016). For example, In the United States, approximately $190 billion is spent in a year to treat conditions related to obesity (“Economic Costs”, 2016). Moreover, the workers in the sugarcane plantations are given a low income despite their work for long hours (Cambindo, 2009). Indeed, Cambindo (2009) states that the Cooperative Company of Associated Work does not identify sugarcane workers as real employees due to the unbalanced and impoverished working conditions. It is said that the salaries of the workers hardly reach the essential legal minimum salary of any individual (Cambindo, 2009).
Poverty is the main reason for the world hunger. People living in poverty cannot afford to pay for the nutritious food. They are trap in the poverty and couldn 't escape the poverty cycle. There are more than one billion people who currently live below the international poverty line and undernourished. Undernourishment negatively affects people 's heath, productivity and diseases.
It’s horrendous that while living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world we still see children starving. “One in six youngsters are at a risk of hunger because of limited or uncertain access to nutritious food” (“An Invisible Hunger”). This shows that countless houses in the U.S don’t have the basic essentials to feed a child. There are millions of ravenous kids in the U.S and there are very catastrophic effects because of this. “More than 17 million children are suffering from hunger in the U.S” (“Ending Childhood Hunger in America”).
Agriculture is vitally important to Malawi, employing 80% of the workforce, producing nearly 35% of GDP and 80% of export earnings. However, the food security situation is very unstable: 9.5% of the population (1.8m people) were food insecure in 2013/2014; and just under 25% of Malawi’s population were ‘undernourished’ between 2010 and 2012 (WB 2014). Food prices are volatile, Malawi is highly aid dependent, and the population is expected to more than double in the next 40 years. Current and future food security is therefore critical. In
6. Results: Findings of previous research & studies Findings: Challenges affecting household ability to be food secure: Poverty, unemployment, inequality and food security are integrally linked. Hunger is strongly prevalent in households with little or no income. The majority KZN‟s poor are reliant on incomes to access food. However, the unprecedented levels of unemployment in South Africa combined with large number of “working poor” makes achieving food security challenging.
The wastage is high in fruits and vegetables which is nearly 50 percent. With the decrease in the size of total farmland and in the number of farmers worldwide, and with the advance of industrial and service sectors at unimaginable pace, food production is not increasing at expected level. Moreover, the increased usage of food products for industrial requirements and bio fuels is also a reason for food scarcity. Apart from this, food production is badly hit by the drastic changes taking place in the climate. It’s a matter of grave concern that all these developments are resulting in hunger.
As we humans exploit nature to meet present needs, are we destroying resources needed for the future? The human population is growing more than ever before, and has accelerated tremendously over the past 500 years [see figure 1]. Every 12 years, we are adding one billion people to the planet, which is about 220,000 per day. This is causing a number of problems towards the environment. With most developed economies currently consuming resources much faster than they can revitalize, most developing countries with rapid population growth face the urgent need to improve their living standards.
The status of environmental conditions for forests, soils, water and air in developing countries is at an all-time low as the loss and the destruction of forests continues day by day as millions of trees are cut down every single year. The consequences of these actions would only been seen by future generations as developing countries continue to neglect the needs of the environment and focus only on the development of their infrastructures and economies. I agree with the statement that the environment of developing countries is being degraded/compromised for economic growth Firstly because of the biggest problems facing the populations of most developing countries is the access to healthy and clean drinking water, it is estimated that nearly