Every age, ethnicity, and nation is affected by this; the global pandemic of hunger has been around for a while, and despite attempts to fix it, it persists.
By: Hawa Atongi
Some of the effects are malnutrition, stunted growth, compromised immune systems, and increased susceptibility to illness. Children who lack proper nutrition are more likely to drop out of school, leading to poverty. Chronic hunger increases the risk of mental health conditions, social unrest, and sometimes conflict and war.
The Who and the What Causes of World Hunger
In addition to poverty, natural disasters, and climate change, these factors also contribute to world hunger.
Some people have an abundance of food, but they are unable to store it for a longer time, so they experience hunger again during the off-season.
Others have big tracts of land as well, but they lack the equipment necessary to produce in great quantities, keeping them trapped in the cycle of hunger.
Another major contributor to famine is inadequate or poor food distribution networks.
Every Problem Has a Solution so Let’s Delve In
To reduce hunger, poverty can be addressed through job creation, education, and social safety nets.
Again, to improve food production, funding agricultural research, giving farmers the equipment and supplies they require, and also enhancing irrigation infrastructure can be used.
To boost food distribution, investments in transportation, storage capabilities, and minimizing food waste can be made.
Hunger is caused by poverty, climate change, and inadequate or poor food distribution networks, but a multidimensional strategy can reduce it. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against world hunger.