25 August 2020 | Salaam Foundation
Food security and the elimination of hunger is a UN Sustainable Development Goal. The scary truth is that the 2030 target of having a world without hungry people is simply not achievable at the current rate.
The most recent statistics show that nearly 690 million people are hungry, or 8.9 percent of the world population – up by 10 million people in one year and by nearly 60 million in five years.
According to the world body, if recent trends continue, the number of people affected by hunger will surpass 840 million by 2030.
We need new ideas as humanitarian organisations to fight this fire that will engulf the entire globe. If the current UN figures are anything to go by, we are loosing the battle. We cannot expect different results if we continue doing the same practices.
It is with this in mind that Salaam Foundation has launched its organic and hydroponic city farming project. Run under the directorship of our own team, the intensive and effort driven campaign may seem as the long route to take, but it offers an alternative to methods that have already proven to be not as effective as expected.
Along with changes in the approaches used by humanitarian and development agencies, pressure must be added to governments and international bodies to halt practices that lead to food depravity. Orchestrated wars, endemic corruption and unfair trade practices need to be stopped.
Salaam Foundation for its part aims to set up as many of these food and farming projects to provide a sustainable and long lasting tool in the fight against hunger.
We need you to join us.
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A quarter of a billion could possibly starve to death globally. The questions are; Will you respond? How will you respond?