Hungry Child

The scenario of Food Crisis in Africa

Is there a food crisis in Nigeria?
Is there a food crisis in Africa?
Facing the food crisis in Nigeria in particular and Africa in general.

The year 2012 marks the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights The right to food, and that no body should go hungry is included in article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In Africa Nigeria inclusive the right is severely jeopardized. Many reason for this phenomenon have been given including.

  1. Growing population that is not keeping pace with food production and Agric Technology.
  2. Droughts and recurrent bad harvest.
  3. War and Crises
  4. High unemployment and increasing price of food.
  5. African countries are net food importers and face a worsening trade imbalance. The millennium Development Goal I (having hunger and poverty by 2015 will be jeopardized without adequate funding in Agricultural Technology.

The above photograph illustrates the importance of food and the extremely strategic value of food. This photo is the Pulitzer Prize winning photo taken in 1994 during the Sudan famine crisis.

The picture depicts a famine stricken child crawling towards a United Nations food camp located a kilometer away. The vulture is waiting for the child to die so that it can eat the child.

This picture shocked the whole world. No one knows what happened to the child including the photographer – Kevin Carter who left the place as soon as the photograph was taken. A month later he committed suicide due to depression. Facts about the Eccles Group of Companies Inc in Agriculture Technology.




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