Challenges and measures in feeding a rapidly expanding population Student Name Course What are the challenges and measures that can be most effective in feeding a rapidly expanding population? The world’s population has fast increased from two billion to eighty billion in the last eight centuries and the number is expected to hit the nine billion mark in the year 2050 ("The 9 billion-people question" 2017). The significant growth in population has caused much strain on resources especially food as statistics show that there are over eight hundred million people suffering from malnutrition and a further two billion people in lack of essential nutrients that affect their normal development. With the forecasted increase in population the food crisis is expected to hit more individuals harder that it is currently and the effects are likely to be more adverse. There are several causes of food shortage that can be attributed with the growing needs of the population and it is a collective responsibility of the government farmers institutions and consumers to help in developing food policies proper food habits and environmental concerns in protecting the climate and land to enhance food security. References Coates J. (2013). Build it back better: Deconstructing food security for improved measurement And action. Global Food Security 2(3) 188-194. doi:10.1016/j.gfs.2013.05.002 Fan S. & Brzeska J. (2016). Sustainable food security and nutrition: Demystifying conventional beliefs. Global Food Security 11 11-16. doi:10.1016/j.gfs.2016.03.005 Feeding 9 Billion - National Geographic. (2017). Feeding 9 Billion - National Geographic. Retrieved 22 February 2017 from http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/feeding-9-billion/ McFarlane I. (2016). Agricultural commodity prices and oil prices: Mutual causation. Outlook On Agriculture 45(2) 87-93. doi:10.1177/0030727016649809 Sasson A. (2012). Food security for Africa: an urgent global challenge. Agriculture & Food Security 1(1) 2. doi:10.1186/2048-7010-1-2 The 9 billion-people question. (2017). The Economist. Retrieved 22 February 2017 from http://www.economist.com/node/18200618 [...]
The global population has increased from 2 to 7 billion in the last 80 years. In the next 40 years it is predicted to rise to 9 billion, WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES AND WHAT MEASURES CAN BE MOST EFFECTIVE IN FEEDING SUCH A RAPIDLY EXPANDING POPULATION?