As long as African leaders and policy makers look entirely towards west for solution to the woes, the continent will remain backward, divided and exploited by the North Europe and America Ayittey, Recognition that the north has been unfair to Africa is clear indication that the continent will continue to have problems of it looks at the same north for solutions to its problems. In the economic domain; Africa is increasingly dependent on the global market and international Financial Institutions. Foreign Aid into Africa, much of it is for consumption rather than capital investment. The external debt of Africa is on the rise. The economic picture of Africa is far from healthy. In Africa, its position in the international system has been considerably weakened by the fact that it has been losing the race for economic development in general, and human development in particular, to other regions, these poor performances by African countries accounts in part for the political and social instability and rise of authoritarian regimes that have characterized much of postcolonial Africa, further weakening the ability of African countries to deal effectively with globalization.
Their use of the no-till technique resulting in less degraded soil, allow the Midwestern states to regrow plants to produce enough food for themselves and for the neighboring states population. Yet making the food supply sustainable depends on maintaining a healthy soil to support the food production and the livestock. Whereas, Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular Kenya, is an example of desertification because the grazing exceeds the sustainable supply of grass by 30 percent. To avoid the burden on rangelands, Kenya is feeding the livestock with crop residues. However, the much degraded soil due to the grazing, coupled with an arid climate with more deserts and the scarcity of water supplies reduce the possibilities for sustainable agriculture in the sub-Saharan Africa. The intense famines in Africa are the result of many interwoven factors, but is the final straw the lack of water?
Poverty is the main cause of hunger, and hunger is the cause of poverty. When people are malnourished, they lose brain function and mental resources into productive assets in society to earn money. In , an estimated 7. Well that is true and is a known global issue.
Many people who read such statement wonder about our obligation towards famine relief, and ask. Background of the issue. Main elements of the problem and history of the issue. Famine and malnutrition is a problem that is plaguing almost everyone, everywhere.