The world food crisis is getting worse. Oxfam estimates as many as 323 million people are on the brink of starvation; the United Nations reckons 869 million are facing hunger. Millions of lives are at stake facing food insecurity, which is a cause of hunger and defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active and healthy life. The world’s food systems are unequal and increasingly fragile due to many factors (at least twelve), the least of which is animal and aquaculture feeds competing for food production raw materials.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in the above video, six transformation pathways to ending hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition are:
- Bolstering development policies in conflict affected areas;
- Scaling up food systems’ climate resilience;
- Strengthening resilience for the most vulnerable;
- Adapting value chains to lower the cost of nutritious foods;
- Tackling poverty and structural inequalities; and
- Promoting dietary patterns that support good health and the environment.
Nevertheless, literature presents the following as solutions to food insecurity:
- Reduce food waste;
- Reduce the risk of commercializing;
- Improve existing infrastructure programs;
- Improve trade policies;
- Promote diversification;
- Close the yield gap; and
- Work towards defeating climate change.
In the context of food system requisite complexity, what’s your innovative and generative method of approach to creating wealth and reducing food insecurity worldwide at the shortest time possible?