Saturday, October 28, 2017

World Hunger

Originally Published April 05, 2012; Last Updated  October 28, 2017; Last Republished October 28, 2017:

Nations that are net food importers are expected to incur greater costs as commodity prices continue to increase.

Nations whose circumstances1 prevent or impede systematic development or autonomous food production2 may experience food shortages and additional civil instability without aid3.


UPDATED 10/28/2017 WorldFoodPrize, The World Food Prize Recognizes Chinese Researcher as Winner of the 2017 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation and AGWeb, From fertilizer to field award, Cui helps feed China

UPDATED 06/09/2017 ChinaDaily, China Donates $5 Million in Support of Refugees
UPDATED 06/03/2017 WP, The U.N. asked for billions to avert four hunger crises. The money didn’t arrive
UPDATED 05/18/2017 ThomsonReuters, Using Technology to Make a Difference: The World Food Programme

UPDATED 12/12/2013 CSM, Ageless agriculture: 11 food programs by and for seniors
UPDATED 11/09/2013 Economist, Empty stomachs
UPDATED 09/15/2012 TechRev, The Cause Of Riots And The Price of Food
UPDATED 08/16/2012 Reuters, World powers eye emergency food meeting; action doubted
UPDATED 05/18/2012 SFGate, Obama touts $3B in pledges to help feed Africa
Reuters, World food prices rise further, raising fears of unrest


 1. For reason that are progressively more difficult to understand and tolerate these nations seem to experience continuous cycles of chaos of one form or another that impede their systematic progress toward beneficial representative governance and autonomy.

2. The World Food Program is experimenting with an innovative local project that may increase local autonomous food production—effectively acting as buyer and distributor for small-scale local farmers' products at a fair market price. (example independent of  WFP NYT, Can Coffee Kick-Start an Economy?)

3.  FAO sponsored World Food Summits are certainly necessary, but alone are insufficient to eradicate global food insecurity by 2050—sufficiency will require systemic changes from both developed and developing nations.

Some of the systemic changes are so complex and challenging that one wonders how leaders of any nation find the time to bicker and war?

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