Due to the effects of poverty food insecurity is a global issue as well but the highest number of individuals living in poverty is in Africa, this is odd in the sense that Africa is so huge and could possibly be one of the largest agricultural continent, with the largest food producing capacity. What solutions are there to alleviate this problem not only for the globe but for Africa in particular? • Improving Africa agriculture. Improvements in African agriculture will be necessary to feed the world’s growing population, it is estimated that approximately 60% of the world’s potential arable land is on the African continent, with all the natural elements required to start farming like sun, water and soil for rain. The problem is that although Africa has such great potential, it one of the most unproductive agricultural continents and relies on the imports for other states for food.
Food Insecurity The continuous increasing demand for the food requires the rapid improvement in food production technology. In a country like Ethiopia, the economy is mainly based on agriculture and the climate conditions are isotropic, still we are not able to make full usage of agricultural resources. The main reason is the lack of rains and scarcity of the land reservoir water in some areas of the country. The problem I address about my country is that Ethiopia is one of the countries among the third world countries facing food insecurity currently. It is believed that around 10.2 million people are getting hunger out of the total population of 100 million people.
The Continent with the highest amount of people suffering with malnutrition, relating to undernourishment, is Africa. Ethiopia and Nigeria are both third world countries, and are greatly suffering from malnutrition. Being undernourished is when your body doesn’t receive enough nutrients. Starvation is also a form of malnutrition; starvation is the main reason for malnutrition in third world countries. Poverty is thriving this these countries, which can lead to the high rate of malnutrition.
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
Drought and extreme weather conditions cause the drying up of crops and warmer climates also increase the breeding of insects, pests and diseases causing lower crop productivity. Crop yields decline while the demand for food continues to increase and this shows that the rain fed agricultural system is not efficient and effective. What therefore can be solution to ensure Africa has food security and is able to feed her people? I believe GMO crops offer a solution to this problem that has been facing Africa for many years. GMO crops are those whose genes have been artificially altered to modify their characteristics in some way or another (Health and Safety Executive, n.d).
Malaria is one of the most common infectious diseases prevalent worldwide and can be transmitted by bite of female Anopheles mosquitoes. Nigeria is the country with the largest malaria problem, it is known to kill 300,000 people each year - and 97% of the people living in Nigeria are at risk of catching the disease. (photos.state.gov) Nigeria being an under developed country, with inadequate health care system, diseases like Malaria would affect the economy of the country greatly. As Nigeria is a tropical country, with high humidity and off and on rainfall, makes the environment a conducive for the mosquitoes. The temperature also favors the development of the malarial parasite inside the mosquito causing the parasites to complete their growth cycles.
America, one of the wealthiest industrialized nations in the world, is in the midst of a public health crisis marked by rising levels of chronic illness and premature death. This is due to inequality on the basis of class, race, and gender as well as stress being unequally distributed in the social hierarchy. The film Unnatural Causes (2008), "Can Upward Mobility Cost You Your Health?" (Miller 2014), "Health and Wealth" (Jacobs and Morone 2004), and “Closing the Wealth Gap” (Kuebler 2013) are four sources that
"Rwanda can be a paradise again, but it will take the love of the entire world to heal [it]" (Ilibagiza 209). Rwanda may have previously been a paradise, but today it stands as a troubled country in the midst of rebuilding itself in the aftermath of a devastating genocide. As one of the most densely populated countries in Africa, agriculture is their main industry, yet often Rwandan families rely on imports, as their food production is limited. Although the Rwandan economy is growing stronger due to trade, business growth is extremely limited, and over one third of the population is below the poverty line. Many Rwandan citizens are poorly supported and face inequality in their everyday lives (CIA).
Only five nations: Norway, Sweden, Luxembourg, Denmark, and Netherlands have reached the UN target of 0.7 percent of GNI. The effectiveness of providing economical resources in order to reduce poverty and achieve other related developmental results in less-developed countries have been questioned for many decades, because there is a notion that this type of aid is not effective enough, even later it can have a negative effects on developing countries. For example, Norway is on paper the world’s most generous nation, sacrificing 1% of GDP for aid, however, this country imposes high taxes on agricultural imports, making it less profitable for less-developed nations to sell their own goods to
Most great achievements also come with some costs. No matter how big or how small, it is common that there will be some amount of damage left over. There has been a numerous amount of hurt and suffering throughout world history, all over the world and in many cases, it has been the result of one country doing what they think is right for themselves but ends up causing pain towards others. The Industrial Revolution and Imperialism in Africa have been two prime examples of great change. During the era of industrialization and imperialism, the hurt and human suffering that the advancements in technology and societal power caused was not worth gaining all of the new discoveries and improvements for some countries.