University: Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen) Nationality: Chinese
April 8, 2021 at 2:27 am
In spite of the advances made in agriculture, many people around the world still go hungry. Why is this the case? What can be done about this problem?
A majority of people all over the world still suffer from hunger although there have been some progress in agriculture. In my view, many factors except planting skills lead to such problem and more efforts should be put into solving it.
The trouble in population may well be severer than that in agriculture. Some areas even have higher growth rates of people than any other areas. The high birth rate and low death rate result in the great demand in food, which is unlikely to be enough only with the help of technique. In addition, people tend to stay starving because of unexpected factors such as catastrophe that cannot be changed by agriculture. The quantity and quality of food still rely on the weather and other natural conditions. If there is a disaster happening suddenly, then almost all the harvesting created by advances in agriculture would be ruined immediately and people have to go hungry. The flood or drought, for example, is not uncommon during the history.
Only do we share the techniques in planting skills can we get a win-win result to prevent more people starving. The global issues require collective efforts from testing to promoting between developing and developed countries. In that case, it would be much easier and more effective for people to get rid of hunger.
To sum up, population and natural factors could contribute to the starvation of people around the world. International cooperation is urgently needed to tackle with the problem in the future.