Presentation on theme: "Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to guarantee healthy."— Presentation transcript:
Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to guarantee healthy lives.
the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations. The three main goals are:
However, despite overall progress, marked differences across regions persist. Latin America and the Caribbean have made the greatest overall progress in increasing food security with modest progress in sub-Saharan Africa and Western Asia, which have been afflicted by natural disasters and conflict. About 805 million people are estimated to be chronically undernourished in 2012–14, down more than 100 million over the last decade, and 209 million lower than in 1990–92.
Moreover, a number of first-world countries have massive surpluses of staple crops and grains, especially, wheat, rice and corn. These could be used to feed starving people in poorer countries.
The problem is that poorer countries which could benefit from these surpluses are often controlled by hostile governments which either refuse offers of food or essentially hold the food hostage at vital distribution points.
Farmers in poorer countries could also be trained to rotate their crops in order to keep the soil healthier, season after season.
Furthermore, a renewed emphasis on agriculture as a career could also encourage more young people to start their own farms and produce more food for others.
The impact of donations, both cash and food, have had an immense impact on world hunger. Organizations such as Food for All have customers donate $1-5. Last year they raised $60 million to fight world hunger. Sources: http://www.wisegeek.org/how-can-we-solve-world-hunger.htm
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