… Experts Want FG, States, To Drive More Food Production.
Nigeria is set to experience a severe food supply crisis from this month to August as more than seven million people would, as predicted, suffer acute hunger within the period. The 2020 Global Report on Food Crises by the Global Network Against Food Crisis (GNAFC) and the Food Security Information Network (FSIN) made the revelation in a recently released report. Similarly, the World Food Programme disclosed that people with insufficient food consumption globally are 0.99 billion currently.
As the world’s population aggressively moves towards 8 billion (7,789,727,000 around noon on June 7, 2020), more than 10 per cent of the people are suffering from food insufficiency. And, experts have expressed worry that conflicts and climate change may aggravate the tragedy if urgent actions are not taken. The COVID-19 pandemic and effects of climate change combined, food production, distribution and disposable incomes of the poor around the world have been jeopardized, they said. The WFP report also disclosed that 15 countries are currently with “very high levels of hunger,” indicating that world leaders should be proactive, as conflicts and economic crises could escalate the situation. Guardian