According to Kitissou(2014), In 2003 the drought causing Ethiopia's starvation which increased the hunger, so the president of Malawi announced that he would help his farmers by extends them with seeds and fertilizers, but it was not enough because drought affected South Africa in economics growth very badly. Kitissou(2014) added that in 2010 an Organization arrived from Spain, Canada and the Unites States awarded South Africa for 880$million.But this money was not enough because there are more than 2 billion people suffer from hunger in the world. It is agreed that there were many efforts tried to solve the hunger problem. But these efforts did not solve this problem completely because the percent of the hunger in South Africa is not
Nutritious food is too expensive and/or sometimes unavailable. Nearly one third of world population suffers from hidden hunger that is caused by a meager amount of micronutrients in their diets. Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals that are essential for prosperous health. When they do not get adequate micronutrients, children’s growth can be stunted, and they can even go blind. This reduces their prospects for healthy and productive lives.
Even when healthcare is available to people, a large portion of them are not able to pay for it since it is so expensive. For an average US citizen, healthcare costs just above 10,000 dollars per year. A chart from 2013 displays that 38 percent of debt collected from consumers is from healthcare (3). Making healthcare more affordable for lower class citizens will most likely result in a decrease in crime rates. People need healthcare for medical reasons such as mental and physical
Many children around the world are categorized underweight and having disease related to malnutrition. This is happening because of poverty or political stability of a country. But, in my opinion, the children have a right to get a better nutrient intake as they grow up. We cannot blame the poverty as the country leader itself should aware of the economic situation of their country. They should provide better care for the children in village that surround by poverty.
Increased malnutrition is caused by poor diversification of diets such as relying too much on starchy staples. Thus, the consumption of a variety of foods is important for positive health. Malnutrition can be reduced by the consumption of diets having animal sources, vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables as well as nutrient-rich legumes (Arimond and Ruel, 2004; Thompson and Amoroso, 2011). According to the FAO, IFAD and WFP, (2015) about 800 million people do not have sufficient access to calories. A low intake of vitamins and minerals causes about 2 billion people all over the world to suffer from micronutrient malnutrition (IFPRI, 2014).
Although the production of healthy foods is expensive, organizations such as the World Food Programme need to put a stop to the increasing price gap between fast food and nutritious food before it takes an overwhelming toll on the community. A healthy diet costs 2,000 dollars a year more than an unhealthy one for an average family of four (Rehel). While this may not seem like a lot of money it adds up for low income families who are barely skimming by as it is. They have to make wise and tough decisions about where they spend their money and healthy food is one of the first things to go. If they can get a burger at a fast food restaurant for three to four dollars less than a salad will cost them at a sit down restaurant why would they pick
Poverty exists because many countries are naive about how to handle the situation properly. To make this point, I am using my sociological imagination, which is; incorporating our personal experiences and hardships with the formation of our society, as well as the our certain time periods of living. First world countries, like the United States believe that we are helping those who live in poverty by donating massive amounts of clothing, shoes, food and much more, however we are only worsening the major problem. Poverty may be defined as lacking so much money that the fundamental needs for living are not able to be met. These core necessities are things such as a roof over our heads and a proper amount of food to be eaten daily.
Poverty is defined as the lack of basic human needs; and Africa is known to be the poorest continent, in which Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in that continent. According to statistics Tanzania has 30 to 40 percent poverty, and one of main issues that cause this poverty is that the rich exploit the poor for personal gain, and the lack of education in the community. This problem has been there even before Tanzania transitioned from a colony to an independent country. Even though, Tanzania is improving in terms of reducing poverty it remains one of the world’s poorest country. Many people including the father of Tanzania “Julius Kambarage Nyerere” tried to solve the issue of poverty in Tanzania by implementing policies to help the economy, but they failed.
This entails that there should be more nutrients added into cheaper foods. As a result, people in poorer countries who can not afford foods that are high in nutrients, would be able to buy foods that are cheaper but still have a sufficient amount of nutrients. The foods that the poor have to eat and buy now are very low in nutrients. This is why many poor people in developing nations develop malnutrition. Finally the fifth solution is research and development to increase crop yields.
If we reduce food wastage it could help to provide food to the starving people. More than one-third of the food manufactured worldwide is discarded or spoiled. Consequences of food wastage are not only limited to the human beings but also the environment as it leads to climatic changes. In industrialized countries, a lot of waste is produced due to consumers who buy too much chuck out what they do not need. In developing countries like India, food wastage is mostly due to ineffective agriculture and lack of food storage facilities.