Essay 20 – Agriculture and Hunger (Reasons and Solutions)

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?

It is a dilemma that although the revolution in agriculture has improved the overall production, numerous people in the world are still starving for food. Despite there are various reasons for the existing poverty, it can be tackled by proper coordination by government and individuals.

To begin with, financial instability is one of the issues why the hunger issue remained unsettled in certain areas. To explain, the economic resilience of the nations can be impacted adversely by wars, unfavourable climatic conditions, and diseases which could lead to famine in that place. For example, during the covid pandemic, a large increase in the overall number of acutely hungry people has been registered in several non-developed countries such as Nigeria and Sudan.

Additionally, adverse geographical conditions cause people to remain hungry in certain locations. To elaborate, there are particular places where farming is not possible due to inappropriate weather and topography. For instance, the hungriest country in the world Somalia has been suffering droughts, for decades which makes the citizens lack food in spite of the time when global agricultural production was at its peak.

However, the hunger issue can be solved by taking proper measures. Firstly, the government can support underprivileged families to have enough food by providing rations and subsidies. Besides, progressed nations can take an effort to transport food to remote areas including those regions where cultivation is not practical. Moreover, every person must take an initiative to share their food with others who are hungry.

To summarise, the collective corporation from authorities as well as individuals can evade the starvation of citizens in nations having weak economies and problematic geology.

1. Lexical Resources

  • Hunger, poverty, starvation, famine
  • Adverse, problematic, unfavourable, inappropriate
  • Geography, topography, geology, geographical
  • Advancement, improvement, revolution
  • Financial instability, economical resilience

2. Coherence and Cohesion

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3. Grammatical Range

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