Agriculture Is The Basis Of The World’S Food Supply. In

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Agriculture is the basis of the world’s food supply. In some areas of the world challenges presented by geography, climate, economic instability and government regulations cause agriculture to fall short of the needs of the population. Today hunger affects people throughout the world, and aid and relief programs are not meeting the entirety of demonstrated need. Localized agricultural standard worldwide are the key to a sustainable and geopolitical solution to world hunger. Undernutrition as a result of hunger causes a deficiency of key nutrients which leads to severe health complications. The World Health Organization (WHO) classified vitamin A deficiency as a health problem for one third of children of ages up to 5 years old in 2013,…show more content…
Recently, financial and economic crises have pushed more people into hunger.” Government policies, even those not concerning hunger issues, are leading to increased problems in agricultural production. The effects of the policies often have monetary implications, which leads to the inability to obtain food, and are not always directly related to farming. Since agriculture is the main local combatant of hunger these policies are extremely harmful to the local populations. In The State of Food Insecurity in the World by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, provided a case study on Ghana which states: “Ghana’s currency lost about 30 percent of its value… means higher import costs for food, fuel and fertilizers, as well as higher debt repayments...Household purchasing power has been reduced as a result of lower prices for selected cash crops, declining remittances and rising inflation, including of food prices.” Financial depressions severely affects any person 's ability to obtain food. In countries where agriculture is difficult and on the decline already, new measures need to be taken. Agricultural challenges in certain regions (especially Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Asia) correlate with poverty and hunger rates . In the How to Feed the World publication, The special challenge for sub-Saharan Africa, it
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