The world is blighted by hunger, with some countries having almost half their population unable to get enough food on a daily basis. Together, we can indeed eliminate the scourge of hunger.
“Together, we can indeed eliminate the scourge of hunger” – King Global Earth & Environmental Sciences Corporation
There are around 795 million people who are undernourished around the world, the majority of which are in Africa and Asia.
According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, since 1990, considering a global population growth of 1.9 billion, the reduction in the number of hungry people has been striking. However, progress towards reaching the UN’s food security targets in some countries has been hampered by challenging global economic conditions, extreme weather events and political instability.
Today, Haiti, Zambia and the Central African Republic have the highest rates of undernourishment in the world. In all, seven of the ten most undernourished countries in the world are in Africa. Progress has been hindered by slower and less inclusive economic growth, as well as political instability and in some countries Food insecurity has also been made worse by natural and human-induced disasters.
Of one hundred twenty-nine developing countries monitored, by 2015, only seventy-two had reached the one per cent hunger target that was laid out by the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. Important factors were the stable political conditions and economic growth, as well as the “social protection policies” for the vulnerable.
In developing regions, the prevalence of undernourishment, which measures the proportion of people who are unable to consume enough food for an active and healthy life, has declined to 12.9 percent of the population, down from 23.3 percent a quarter century ago.
We must be the Zero Hunger generation
There are moments in history when common icons of that control our lives, are replaced by an empathetic compassion for those who suffer, for those on the fringe of society: the poor, the hungry, the victims of natural disasters and human atrocities and those who live in fear. Every individual deserves to fully live his life. Most, if not all, of the world’s faiths adhere to some form of the “Golden Rule”, to treat other persons as well or better than one is treated, or to some form of exhortations like to proclaim justice, to free the oppressed, to feed the hungry, to care for the poor, and to clothe those who have none.
Every 10 seconds, a five years old or younger child dies of malnutrition.”
Today, 923 million people in the world go hungry every day, most of them in developing countries. Notwithstanding this fact, a third of the food produced in the world never makes it to the consumer.
By the year 2050, the world’s population is expected to grow from about 7.3 billion to 9.6 billion. The challenge we are now facing is to double our worldwide global food production to feed those extra 2 billion people yet to be born.
As the world’s population will grow, many countries will also improve their economy and because of the increase in income of many of their population, dietary changes are to be expected. More people will be able to afford and will want to consume products like meat, milk, eggs, fish, cooking oil and other products previously not affordable.
In order to make that much more product, animals are going to need to be fed more grain, courtesy of agriculture. Who is going to provide the feed-stuff for those animals and fish? It is a real opportunity for all the producers of the world.
King Global Earth & Environmental Sciences Corporation
King Global Earth & Environmental Sciences Corporation can help you feed the world in a profitable way. One of our goal is to educate consumers about the nutritional and other benefits of eating pulse crops, as well as to marshal the capabilities of agricultural research organizations around the world in developing new, improved varieties that will help further global food security and sustainable agriculture.