The members of the United Nations found great value in the whitepaper you provided on population growth. They are now asking you to expand the whitepaper to include global food security as it relates to population growth and poverty. Read the overview and provide an assessment based on the questions below.
We can define global food security as the effort to build food systems that can feed everyone, everywhere, and every day by improving its quality and promoting nutritional agriculture (1). That said, there are certain practices that can advance this project: Identifying the underlying causes of hunger and malnutrition Investing in country-specific recovery plans Strengthening strategic coordination with institutions like the UN and the World Bank Encouraging developed countries to make sustained financial commitments to its success We must bear in mind that more than 3 billion people—nearly one-half of the world’s population—subsist on as little as $2.50 a day. with nearly 1.5 billion living in extreme poverty on less than $1.25 a day. According to the World Health Organization, the United Nations, and other relief agencies, about 20,000 people (mostly children) starve to death in the world every day, for total of about 7 million people a year. In addition, about 750 million (twice the population of the United States) do not have access to clean drinking water, meaning that some one million people die every year from diarrhea caused by water-borne diseases.
The earth’s population has grown since it reached 7 billion in 2010. It is expected to reach 8 billion in 2025, 9 billion in 2040, and 11 billion by the end of the 21st century (2). If the demand for food is predicted to rise 50, by 2030 and 70% by 2050, the real problem is not necessarily growing enough food, but rather making that amount available to people. Moreover, food illnesses are prevalent, with nearly 600 million reported cases of foodborne diseases each year. These mainly affect children but can also negatively impact the livelihood of farmers. vendors, trade associations, and ultimately, can reduce the Gross Domestic Product (national income) of a country. These issues can impose tremendous human, economic, social, and fiscal costs on countries, so addressing them allows govemments to devote more resources to making desperately needed infrastructure improvements that raise the quality of life for everyone.
It is not enough to have adequate supplies of food available. Policies that focus exclusively on food production can exacerbate the problem particularly if, to satisfy the need for quantity, the quality of the food is left wanting.
The issue is not the lack of food in the world, but the access to food. In many developing countries, the food shortage is due to govemmental control over food. These govemments maintain control and preference by limiting access of nutritious food to certain groups, thereby weaponizing food.
In this second assignment, research the impact of poverty on global food security and the potential technological solutions. Write a minimum of four pages (not including the cover letter) assessing the impact of food insecurity. Select one country from the United Nations list of developing countries to use as an example throughout your assessment. The completed version of this assignment will include the following items:
Cover page: Include your name, title of course, name of the developing country you have chosen from the UN list, current date, and the name of your instructor. Introduction: Introduce the topic of the whitepaper (half-page minimum). One-page (minimum) answers to each of the following questions (for total of three pages): What is food insecurity, and what role does population growth play in it? What s.cific factors interrupt the flow of food from the source to the people in the developing country you selected? What forms of technology canb hunger and improve food security? Explain how these technological solutions would work.