Challenges Between Poverty And Climate Change
As I have mentioned before there are two main challenges to food security: poverty and climate.
Firstly, it is essential to discuss poverty. Inadequate income is often thought to be the cause of people’s lacking in sufficient food supply (Berardi, G, 1985). The problem appears that most people cannot guarantee that their income will be enough to afford food. Therefore, poverty is related with famine.
In this case, poverty and hunger are in direct correlation (Berardi, G, 1985). Generally, poor people’s ability to pay for food is limited. Especially, in many developing countries. Where poor people are found in countryside and urban area. For instance, many of the poor in South Asia are landless or farm workers, who …show more content…
In addition, as Keane claimed climate change on agricultural production seem to be hazardous for food security (Jodie Keane, 2009). For instance, higher temperatures affect plants, animal and farmers’ health and sea level rise is likely to influence trade infrastructure for agriculture (2009). These impacts of climate change, thereby, have direct consequences for agricultural production and trade in developing countries. Especially, they impact on food prices as well as have an increased effect on risks of famine (Rung, 2003).
This paragraph discusses how climate change has an effect on the food price (Rung, 2003). While the price of food remains unpredictable, assuming wages and population growth rates will continue the same. The result of improving in agricultural technology that provides extra production could make the food prices fall (Rung, 2003). Consequently, poor people such as rural landless workers or the urban poor laborers get benefits immediately from lower food …show more content…
On the one hand, large-scale farmers are producing more than ever and increasing production brought prices down to squeeze the small poor farmers. On the other hand, the poor are often left in a weaker position than before in competition. Critics of the Green Revolution argued that the technology required purchased in port would inherently favor those with money over the poor. (Esparza, 1998)
More than half of billion rural people in the third world are either landless, lacking in capital to buy expensive equipment for improving crop yield quality (Esparza, 1998). As a consequence, they could not afford new technology to produce good quality food without fertilizer and construct glass house to control environment conditions.
Secondly, to insure food security, advanced biotechnology must be used. These methods have shown for the new way as well as a far greater one to design food 's genetic than previously (Rung, 2003;