Food Compverty And Malnutrition And Food Ceverty In Africa
On the one hand, indigenous peoples of Africa general disfavour aids towards food poverty as it often has lead to unfulfilled expectations which leave them off worse than before. On the other hand, the global community promotes food-aid programs as a result of media exaggeration and Western influence.
Overall, food shortages and poverty in Africa promote a variety of perspectives, all of which weigh the topic through different lenses of …show more content…
There are however, a number of exogenous factors that affect Africa’s levels of food security. And of course, there are considerable discrepancies between the reactions of food-aid organization and those of indigenous Africans. Most principally, such a controversial example is seen through the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) implementation of Structural Adjustment Programs (SAP), in which the the former utilizes neoliberal economic policies, justifying them as necessary to settle many African nation’s debts. Through the use of decentralization, the SAPs allowed various African foods to adjust to the free market (Ferguson, 2006). Subsequently, food prices skyrocketed as they were not constrained by government policies. Almost predictably, a significant portion of African populations (who lives below the absolute poverty line) could not afford the newly marked prices, thus leading to incredibly amount of food scarcity