Food availability decline theory is vulnerable to criticism because it confined on food availability at local levels instead of including assessments on food availability at aggregate or macro levels. They argued that the crop failures due to natural disasters often result in high food prices, increased demand to deal with uncertainties. The decline in purchasing power affects the poor and those who are in trouble by bad weather to become food insecure (Lin and Yang 2000, cited in Galunde,
“Food waste is an atrocity that is reducible, if not completely avoidable.” -Stephen Hough a famous composer once said. Food is a precious item many people do not have access to. Yes, you may have a surplus amount of food, but one should think about how much of that food do you waste. That food could go to the poor, unassuming and haggard people in society. Food can be bought and wasted because of the ample amounts bought.
The percentage of hunger in South Africa is very high, and this problem is not solved till now. This article will explain the hunger problem in South Africa, the causes of increasing the hunger, it affects and the previous solutions attempted to solve the problem. Hunger in South Africa has many causes. The First major cause of hunger is price inflation. According to kitissou (2014), January 2006 till June 2008, was the worst period in South Africa because prices of food were doubled.
Chapter no 2 2.1 Literature review The present research is an effort to provide the reader with different concepts and ideas relating to hunger so while continuing this research it is needed to know some basic questions: What in fact hunger is? What are the different sentiments about hunger? If hunger is regarded as an evil/problem what could be the different causes (i.e. food scarcity, low income, less production, political instability) and then possible solutions? In Kalama, a village in Rajasthan, (India) the word hunger is defined culturally as “the worst disease”.
Depopulation is a term that is used to describe the decline in the population of human beings because of several factors. This decline has created an undesirable impact on the society. Some of the common factors that cause depopulation include violence in the society, an outbreak of diseases, or other catastrophes. Most countries have also faced depopulation as a result of famine, sub-replacement fertility, and heavy immigration. During the 19th century, diseases, lack of food, and emigration, mainly caused depopulation.
The word is ambiguous to everyone in society. Many view charity as giving back to those in need because they feel as though they are “bettering the community” in one small way. However, those receiving can see it as pity or shameful action. We see this throughout The Grapes of Wrath as well, the receiving end of the generosity is interpreted differently than those giving out. In today’s society, it’s programmed into us that if you don’t partake in charitable actions, you aren’t considered a “good samaritan.” If you aren’t helping, what are you doing?
In developing countries like India, food wastage is mostly due to ineffective agriculture and lack of food storage facilities. Instead of chucking out the food consumers do not need consumers should store the food in a proper manner to use it later or give that food to a person who is hungry as it will not only save the food from being wasted but it will also feed a hungry stomach. In developing countries proper warehouses without any pests, rats should be maintained so that food can be stored and used when required rather than wasting it. There are many people who beg to get money from the road to purchase something
It is essentially the most prominent factor involved with why famines and global hunger continue to persist in a world where the technology, financial capabilities, and motivation exist from which solutions can be drawn to end food insecurity around the globe. Famines and food shortages continue to persist due to man-made influences that make situations of instability worse and perpetuate dangerous circumstances that put populations at risk of starvation. Inept governments and armed conflict are political aspects that are fundamental in causing famines by destroying essential livelihoods and internally displacing people. Economic downfalls can artificially change domestic markets that are dependent on industries such as agriculture or oil production. Also, massive increases in food prices, due to inflation, can drastically impact the accessibility of food to populations facing shortages.
Finally to eradicating extreme hunger and poverty, one must consider all the factors that make it extreme for a reason. These factors are that there are lazy people who don 't want to work, high rate of underdevelopment and the most important factor of them all the exceeding rate of illiteracy. As Joseph Wresinski said "Extreme poverty is the work of mankind and only mankind can destroy it.”. The common negative catalyst between extreme poverty and hunger is illiteracy. In order to accomplish the eradication of these two catastrophic global calamities, eradicating illiteracy should be top priority.
Due to the current economic crisis Jamaicans are experiencing some form of loss of income or income generation opportunities or employment are therefore lack the purchasing power needed to access healthy affordable food This lack of access to food can result in hunger (food deprivation), malnutrition (deficiencies, imbalances, or excesses of nutrients), and famine. Hunger has a negative impact on a person’s wellbeing as it reduces natural defences against diseases, which is the main risk factor for illness worldwide. In addition high food price is of utmost concern to