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Running head: FOOD SECURITY
Even though there is plenty of food in the world, there are people who do not have access
to food. In developing countries such as Kenya, there have been reported deaths due to hunger
year after year even though agriculture is the backbone of the Kenyan economy. The inability of
developing countries to sustain their food supplies has mostly been as a result of poverty. People
in these countries are unable to adopt new ways that tend to be technologically advanced ways of
increasing food production simply because they are expensive. Their food production has ended
up decreasing year after year, thus making food a scarce resource.
Additionally, poverty makes it difficult for citizens of developing countries to be able to
purchase food even though it is a basic need. In developing countries such as Kenya, the majority
of the population live below the poverty line, i.e., they live under $1.25 per day. The financial
situation most parents find themselves in because of being poor makes it difficult for them to
provide for their families. People in these countries have ended up depending on food aid to
minimize the negative impact of food insecurity (Cassman, 2012)r. However, it is difficult for
food provided to these countries through aid initiatives to find its way to those in dire need of
food because of several reasons. In this paper, the impact of poverty on global food security as
well as the potential technological solutions will be discussed.
Food insecurity refers to the lack of reliable access to adequate quantity of nutritious food
that is affordable (Cassman, 2012). Even though food insecurity is experienced in developed
countries, it is more evident in developing ones such as Kenya. Food insecurity results in the
disruption of eating patterns or food intake among the people.
Even though hunger is a possible outcome of food insecuri...