Over one billion people are living in poverty, lacking safe water, housing, food, and the ability to read. There is a high concentration of communities in poverty in Africa; particularly Central Africa. States that are considered in Central Africa are the following: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Republic of Africa, Chad, Equatorial Guinea and the Congo. The majority of these Central African states’ economies are dependent on agriculture. As a result of this dependency, natural disasters, droughts and wars can displace subsistence farmer from their land resulting in poverty becoming even more prevalent and harder to come back from.
So, the food gets transported from other countries the food prices increases every day. Many people in the country are poverty that means that they can’t buy enough food to feed themselves because it is too expensive. The second hungriest country in the world is Haiti. Some problem it faces that leads to hunger is 80 percent of people live in poverty. Most of their natural resources were destroyed by hurricanes, floods, and tropical storms.
Furthermore, a lack of educational aid causes a large gap between these less developed countries and western countries. A high illiteracy rate also results in serious global poverty issues in the long-term. Finally, economic aid is insufficiently provided to poor nations. Simultaneously, trade liberalization which increases at a dramatic rate also leads to the degradation of the ecosystem and therefore global poverty. Concerning poverty, firstly, food poverty is confronted by most poor nations and it can be defined as the inability to obtain healthy and affordable food.
Moreover, they are left to their fate. This is why “1 billion children living in poverty (1 in 2 children in the world), 40 million live without adequate shelter, and 400 million have no access to safe water”( “World Poverty and Hunger”). Children in most developing countries are victims to greediness and poor decision making by government officials. The people in power go to farmlands in rural areas, where poor families feed from, and they destroy those lands, for their selfish interests. Poor people, especially those in developing countries depend on their environm... ... middle of paper ... ...onmental sustainability but will also save on costs of having to acquire other resources.
The inability for people around the world to access food is a growing problem that should not exist today. There are too many countries facing hunger in the world. Most of these countries are undeveloped countries. One of the major reason people endure hunger is because too many people live in poverty. Macionis (2011), states human beings in absolute poverty lack nutrition necessary for health and long term survival (p.251).
In poorer countries it means living at the brink of subsistence, while in our country few improvised families confront starvation, although many suffer from undernourishment. A key issue in the area of poverty is inequality. Inequality has been a problem in all societies. No society distributes income evenly. Despite all the conceptual and technical problems of measurement, the government has devised a widely cited poverty index that reflects the different consumption requirements of families depending on their size and composition, on the sex and age of the family head, and on weather they live in rural or urban areas.
Money can make people feel secure, still, money cannot make people happy. Depression, isolation, and guilt are common outcomes of having vast amounts of money to protect, preserve, and maintain. Poverty stricken homes are more likely to result in single-parent homes, inability to afford important nutritional food, unaffordable homes leading to homelessness and less children are completing higher education. Impoverished people are more likely to become criminals. Poverty is a major social problem affecting the rural counties in the United States.
Off-farm work is 5 percent, pay work for 5 percent and different activities for about 17 percent. This is a setting of misty property rights, an endless loop of ecological corruption, minimal accessible technology and credit, and a powerless business framework make the improvement of practical agricultural salary troublesome. At present 80 percent of farms neglect to handle enough to feed family members, who resort to non-farm activities for complementary income. According to Bob Corbett who is the director of ... ... middle of paper ... ...rights as well as environmental and transparency standards, which can help companies act responsibly.” As I stated earlier in my thoughts on the previous argument, I feel like since Haiti is used to not having enough money, once the government sees vast sums of money they will get distracted and probably spend it on other projects and activities. Like the other blog, it is stating ways on how the companies should work in order for the mining to work and the possibility that mining materials will work.
Malnourishment was not the only issue the deficient harvest brought. It also led to a huge increase in poverty. 75% of the population depended on farming as an occupation (The Ethiopian Crisis). When agriculturalists lost their emolument from a regular intake of grain, they were forced to “sell off their livestock and, in some cases, materials that were used to build their homes” (Mesele Adhena). The Ethiopian government of that time played a huge role in creating the largest scarcity of food in Ethiopia’s hi... ... middle of paper ... .../>.
Absolute poverty is where people don't have enough money to provide standard living conditions for themselves and characteristics of substandard lives are disease, malnutrition, and low-life expectancy. Relative poverty is where a person is considered poor in relation to the average wealth held in their society. Poverty is a major problem within the developing world. The developing world holds 75% of the world's population yet only 20% of the world's wealth. This presents a problem and the shortage of money leads them into the vicious circle of poverty, where one factor leads to another and eventually the situation spirals to terrible extents.