The spread of hunger on the globe contributes to five factors: COVID-19, climate variability, conflicts, cost and availability of healthy eating, and slowing the economy and its recession. Only through the COVID-19, another 140 million people were below the poverty line.
This during events dedicated to the World Food Day, within the framework of Expo-2020 in Dubai, the Chief Economist of the UN Food and Agriculture Organizer Maximo Torero Kullen told Ukrinform.
“The spread of hunger on the globe contributes to five factors: COVID-19, climate variability, conflicts, cost and availability of healthy eating, as well as slowing the economy and its recession. Through the COVID-19, 140 million people were under the poverty limit, and the impact between countries is uneven, so this means that it will have a long-term effect on food security,” Kullen said.
According to him, if the annual investment to finance targeted events will amount to approximately $ 39-50 billion to 2030, it is possible inexpensive but highly effective solutions that will help hundreds of millions of people to get rid of hunger.
“We are citizens of the world, and we need to fulfill our part of the obligations, as well as help others. Our National Food Safety Strategy will make the OAU by the leading world center of innovation food security over the next 30 years, “said HE Mariam Bint Mohammed Almheiri.
In the UAE, the output of the crisis see urban agriculture as a new form of agriculture, which has a vast potential.
As previously reported, the number of people suffering from hunger through war, the coronavirus pandemic and climatic changes increased during the year a quarter and is now more than 800 million.