Ucadia Foundation

Food Security

The farmers and producers of the world produce significantly more food per year than is needed to happily feed every human being. Yet the world is facing a food security crisis as never before: In the developing world, four out of every five small farms providing more than 80% of food are themselves, undernourished and in poverty – with poverty as much as drought being a major factor of food shortages. In the wealthy industrialised world, small scale farms have been pushed out and large scale foreign ownership of agriculture and food production has been allowed to happen by governments of all different political parties. The politics of food security now means, even the richest nations may soon find themselves hungry.

Key Facts

  • 1 in 7 people worlwide do not have enough food to eat daily;
  • 4 out of every 5 small farm providing more than 80% of food in developing world are themselves undernourished and in poverty;
  • Over one-third of food produced worldwide (1.3 billion tons) is wasted per yr;
  • Farmer poverty as much as drought is a major factor in food shortages in developing world.

 

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