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.
Approximately half the Ethiopian highlands (270 000 km2) are thought to be significantly eroded, with an additional 20 000 km2 unlikely to sustain future cropping. Population pressure, leading to inappropriate agricultural practices, such as deforestation of steep-lands land and overgrazing, is blamed for 80% of erosion as seen in the below picture. Figure 2: Steep and Eroded Land along the Blue Nile.
This means that exiting the market requires the selling off of specialised assets which proves a high barrier to exit unless selling off the business as a whole or merging with another player. The tendency of weak historic growth has meant that there will be increased rivalry in the industry as there is little room for each firm to grow without taking another’s market share. In summary the impact of Buyer Power, Supplier Power, New Entrants and Threat of Substitutes are assessed as moderate while that of Internal Rivalry as strong. References: 1. Food and Drink Industry Ireland (2016), “Trade and Economics”,[online][cited 02/03/2016] Available from Internet: http://www.fdii.ie/Sectors/FDII/FDII.nsf/vPages/Dairy~trade-and-economics?OpenDocument 2.
Famine is a significant detriment to optimal health and continues to affect millions of people around the world. According to the World Health Organization, famine-induced starvation can lead to a weakened immune system since it requires nutrients from balanced diet. As a result, there is a heightened susceptibility to opportunistic diseases, which can cause mass casualties. Famine also has implications for population dynamics as rates of displacement and social collapse increase as fewer people have access to critical nutrients. At present, South Sudan is suffering from famine that has affected over 100 000 people, with nearly six million more at risk.
By wasting food, we are also wasting the resources used in food production, such as water, energy, fertilizers, and the gasoline used during transportation. The aspect to consider is why millions of people die of hunger every year, despite the world producing enough food to feed everyone. One reason could be that
Abstract The growing human population will definitely increase demand for food and fibre to feed an additional 2 billion people by 2050. Several gains that were made in the 1970s through the use of high yielding varieties and high-tech technologies are being reversed because there is evidence of soil degradation and destruction of natural resources especially in Africa and parts of Asia. The most notable challenges affecting agricultural productivity include; climate change, decline in soil and water quality, reduction of farmer participation in conservation practices and uneven policies that do not ensure sustainability. Sustainable agriculture means that it should cover all the five aspects of sustainability; biological productivity, economic
When we chose house to live in or clothes to wear, we are affecting the availability of these resources for the long term. Overpopulation has caused several issues such as lack of natural resources, pollution, and species extinction. Firstly, increasing the population number has negative impacts on living standards and food resources. Human population has increased at a fixed percentage and this caused overpopulation in the earth. The overpopulation
Desertification and land degradation has attracted a lot of global attention in the past few years. The increasing world population indicates that in the coming years there will be a huge increase in the demand for food by 2050. Despite this increase, the land that is available for farming purposes is not increasing. In addition to this, the damage caused by the rigorous use of fertilizers and pesticides that are inorganic, soils that are degraded and reduced biodiversity is forcing more people to seek alternative ways to achieve global food security. Climate change and variability have a very strong negative impact on the arid and semi-arid lands of the world.
With the support of these consumers, the unsafe good has no need to worry about the sales. Also, consumers are always being put at a weak position when they want to maintain their legal rights in the food safety issues. Normally, when the consumer want to maintain their impaired rights caused by the unsafe food, it is hard to prove and communicate with the operators of the firms. The operators can easily absolve themselves from responsibility. The cost of legal dimension authority is high so many consumers give up the chance to protect their rights.
A research by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimated that regulating food waste on a global level could lesson 60 percent of the food demand. Thus, the demand to produce more and more food could be counterbalanced by decreasing the food amount that is wasted (Hoffman). The food waste has alarming impact on the environment. Not only does food waste accelerate the demand for higher harvests, rotted food also indicates wasted natural resources. Today, we are wasting over 1 billion tones of food per year.