Food Security: the Realization of the Global Goals

Food security is a fundamental area that must be addressed to achieve a sustainable solution to the Hunger crisis.

Currently, over 800 million people in different parts of the world are challenged by global hunger. To adequately eradicate this complex problem, a balanced food nutrition security must be put in place. Tradition staple cereals such as maize, wheat, rice, millet, and sorghum are recently given priority as a mitigation measure towards the global hunger crisis. A better food security balance should include cassava, yams, and potatoes since they provide calories in high percentages. Farmers must be taught the advantages of mixed crop farming to achieve a food security balance. Integrating the new technology that inculcates knowledge transfer is additionally an imperative aspect of alleviating hunger-related problems.

Agribusiness and Agriculture products that are advertised through mobiles and other ICT channels are equally pivotal in fighting hunger. Mobile phones can be widely used to link markets, deliver advisories, and expand the scope of farming through microfinance to the farmers. The application of science and technology to study and predict weather patterns has been employed to help the Agriculture sector. Technology can be used to study the spread and stop non-native –invasive species that are dangerous to crops. These crop parasites are costing the World over 1 trillion to control every year. The governments should improve the studies based on agriculture and agricultural research to young people. A concerted effort is required to persuade the youths that farming is an alternative source of income and the backbone of the world economy. Therefore, a strong background in agriculture must be culminated in the lives of young and energetic youths, to achieve high sustainable agricultural production shortly.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015 are yet to be attained, despite the funds’ allocations and prioritization accorded to Global Goals. Ending poverty begins with realizing sustainable basic needs, protecting, the planet, and promising a future of peace and prosperity. Whereas most of the countries are striving to accomplish global goals, challenges such as a pandemic, hunger, civil wars and socio-economic injustices like corruption have derailed the Global goals’ feats. Therefore, a lot will be completed by many countries like the provision of basic education, good health, and developed infrastructure like roads. The realization of the Global goals by 2030 is not easy due to the challenges aforementioned. It is imperative to note that despite the problems, almost three-quarters of the goals will be reached by the end of the course. Achieving a zero index by the countries affected by hunger worldwide will not be easy.