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Global hunger in africa presentation 4.11

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Global hunger in africa presentation 4.11

  1. 1. Hunger and Famine in Africa<br />By: Amanda Herzog<br />
  2. 2. FACTS<br />Every year 6 million children die from malnutrition before their 5th birthday<br />60% of Africans earn less than a dollar per day<br />10 million Africans struggle to survive<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4. Cause<br />Governments<br /><ul><li>No investing in rural areas
  5. 5. Not distributing food
  6. 6. Corruption and nepotism
  7. 7. 16 million refugees</li></li></ul><li>Effect<br />Cambodia and Ethiopia lease 15% of land<br />Small business suffer<br />China leases 7 million hectares of land <br />1 hectare = about 2.5 acres<br />Diverting water causing lack of water<br />Natural disadvantage of land<br />
  8. 8. Cause<br />Corn prices at peak in 2005<br />Somalia- Water prices rose 300%<br />Inconsistent rains<br />Rising Food Prices<br />
  9. 9. Effect<br />Children's only meal at school<br />Severe drought<br />Water catchments dried up<br />Somalia- 7failed rainy seasons<br />Disease<br />GM food<br />
  10. 10. Cause<br />Unchecked Population Growth<br />200 million people malnourished<br />Increasing population by 2.2% per year<br />Population doubled from 1975-2005<br />
  11. 11. Effect<br />Food imports<br />1966- 1.3 million tons food exported<br />1990- 10 million tons food imported<br />Governments fall into debt<br />Waterborne diseases<br />HIV/AIDS<br />Unemployment<br />Deforestation<br />
  12. 12. Solution<br />Accepting and efficiently using GM food<br />Positives<br />Negatives<br />No chemical pesticides<br />Cold tolerance<br />Drought tolerance<br />Nutrition<br />Small farmers suffer<br />Unknown effects<br />Environmental risks<br />
  13. 13. Solution<br />Education<br />Negatives<br />Positives<br />Effectively use grazing animals<br />Decrease AIDS<br />Birth control<br />Overcrowding<br />Lack of teachers<br />Low rate of participation<br />
  14. 14. MY CHOICE<br />Education<br /><ul><li>Long Term
  15. 15. Sustain themselves
  16. 16. Eventually no need for imports
  17. 17. Improve economy
  18. 18. Unknown effects of GM food</li></li></ul><li>My involvement<br /><ul><li>Heifer International
  19. 19. 1 flock of chickens
  20. 20. 1 flock of ducks</li></li></ul><li>My Involvement<br />Chickens & Ducks:<br /><ul><li>Sell and eat 200 eggs per year
  21. 21. High in protein
  22. 22. Require little space
  23. 23. Can eat food scraps
  24. 24. Control insects
  25. 25. Fertilize gardens
  26. 26. Feathers</li></li></ul><li>
  27. 27. THE END<br />

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