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Future hunger fight; link with global issues

03 April 2012, 13:55 Philip Kithome

Lack of political will to make Kenya food secure is a major factor in the recurring food crisis. Famine, drought and high food prices are prevalent within the crisis, and often result in human and livestock fatalities.  

The government is also to blame since for decades has been unable to lay out strategies to avoid predictable hunger and food shortage.This situation has put some parts of the country in high dependency for foreign food aid.

Morever the dependency has had a more bigger impact on the natives who by no chance do nothing to get themselves out of the condition at hand. This in simpler terms causes inertia of locals' minds.

In other cases such supplies of food aid is never assured, this has caught many people from less to do societies off guard hence malnutrition of the underage. This in most cases leads to brain retardation of the infants hence affecting their mental and physical growth and development.

Moreover,the schooling groups are never left out in the single file of hunger.It is a common practice whenever hunger strikes there is usually number of drop outs who go looking for greener pastures elsewhere.This for decades has reared a barrier towards fight against illiteracy in Kenya.

However,we cannot solely blame the government for the citizen's plight since interference with the ecosystem also reduces the possibility of a bumper harvests and hence insufficient food to wholly feed the nation.Other causes may also include lack of investment planning, resource mobilization, emergency response and sustainable development.

Therefore in future,hunger eradication should not be separated from responses to other global challenges, such as reviving national economies,protecting natural resources from degradation, and mitigating and adapting to climate change.

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