Join Rhealyz Naija to make this commitment on World Food Day

Posted: October 16, 2009 in Uncategorized
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Join Rhealyz Naija to make this commitment on World Food Day

Join Rhealyz Naija to make this commitment on World Food Day

Join Rhealyz Naija to make this commitment on World Food Day
The difference is clear, there is someone who is out there who cannot afford a good meal or nothing at all. Share your food with the Needy today; you can only change a man when he/she have eaten. Pass it On.
Just Rhealyz That; “In 2009, world hunger is reaching a historic high with 1.02 billion people going hungry every day”- FAO projection

Facts and Figures about Food Production
Small farmers are the most vulnerable. At a global level almost 90% of farms are small farms.8 Higher food prices affect people differently. Some farmers may be able to benefit. But for households that buy more than they sell (net food buyers), higher prices are a threat. According to FAO data from nine developing countries, on average, roughly three-quarters of rural households and 97% of urban households are net food buyers.9 Increase in malnutrition FAO estimates that even before the surge in food prices in 2008, long-term trends of increasing hunger were already apparent. FAO estimates that 848 million people suffered from chronic hunger worldwide in 2003-05, representing an increase of six million from the nearly 842 million in 1990-92.10. In 2009, the FAO projects world hunger to reach a historic high with 1.02 billion people going hungry every day. This recent increase is a result of the world economic crisis that has lowered incomes and increased unemployment, combined with persisting high food prices.13 At the regional level, the largest increases in the number of undernourished people as a result of rising food prices have taken place in Asia and in sub-Saharan Africa. The two regions combined already accounted for 750 million, or 89%, of the hungry people in the world in 2003-05.14
FAO estimates that in 2009, this will rise to 907 million people below the hunger threshold.15
Food crisis and sustainable development Food and poverty alleviation Higher prices may persist
The OECD forecasts higher than average prices for agricultural commodities over the long term. Potential for price stabilisation or decline could be severely hampered by many factors, such as those linked to climate change, price of gas and increasing water scarcity.11 The IMF estimated in April 2008 that food prices represented 44% of global inflation in 2007, and as much as 67.5% in Asia.12
Source: Crop Life International
Rhealyz Naija, Be Positive,Show Some Love, Do Something and Start Now

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  1. akinmshinde olusegun says:

    this is a goodn development keep it up

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