World Hunger Expected To Increase, More Sustainable Farming Needed

The United Nations World Hunger Program failed to meet its goal of zero hunger by 2030.  The UN estimates nearly “690 million people are hungry, or 8.9 percent of the world population”, according to  In the past year alone, 10 million more people were added to the hunger list. 

The Covid 19 pandemic is expected to put an additional 130 million people at risk of hunger by the end of this year, according to The rampant covid 19 pandemic resulted in the need for social distancing. Business and industry throughout the entire world slowed or shut down and joblessness grew. As a result there continues to be major disruption in food production, delivery and accessibility channels. 

There are many other factors that have played a role in increasing the numbers of people effected by hunger and food insecurity. These factors  include government policies and practices, miilitary conflict, economic sanctions, financial downturns, climate change, and decreases in sustainable farming and agricultural productivity. 

The best way to reduce world hunger, food insecurity, and dependence on others to supply our food is to get involved in farming and agriculture. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s “The Time and What Must Be Done” lecture series Part 36 is entitled “Farming is the engine of your national life”. The Minister discusses farming and animal husbandry, particularly in the raising of cattle, as a means to create long term, sustainable food production and valuable saleable goods. The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad stressed the need for us to do for self.


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