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                                    Position paper for the WFP (World
Food Programme)

The
topic before the WFP are “Establishing a Framework to Increase the Supply of
Food through Technology” and “Food and Water security”

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I.           
Establishing a Framework to Increase
the Supply of Food Through Technology         

Technology
contribution for producing food in developing countries can impact on their day
to day life on major scales. Sustainable development goal 2 by the world food
programme is to eradicate malnutrition by 2030 or Achieve Zero Hunger. There are
about 793 million people globally who are undernourished stated by the food and
agriculture (FAO) due to several factors such as weather, poor infrastructure,
poverty,
Lack of Investment in Land and
Agriculture and much more.

More than 70 percent of Nepal’s
population works in agriculture yet this country struggles to produce a fair
amount of food supply. Due to weak agricultural production and low crop yield
the rural economies have fallen. Sometime during the year 2 outta 3 Nepalese
suffer from food insecurity.IFAD, FAO and WFP have been working hand in hand
and jointly exploring innovative ways of increasing the volume of funding
available for improving food security and rural livelihoods. Not forgetting to
overcome these issues new technologies have also been made that could predict
disasters or food insecurity months before they take place. This would give
farmers time to prepare for it beforehand. The E-agriculture
Strategy published by the FAO and the International Telecommunication Union can
provide a framework for countries in developing their national e-agriculture
strategies, Guide, which can implant the whole agribusiness esteem chain with
modern innovations. To increase productivity new and existing technologies could
be used which would enhance soil, increase crop and livestock productivity, and
fight biotic and abiotic stress. The dimension of food accessibility can be
addressed by agro-processing, Storage, refrigeration and transport. Using Science
to produce high nutrient staple crops to fight malnutrition improving food
application and use.             

In developing countries with regards to creating food
security the environmental impacts GM crops is important. GM crops can kill
organisms other than pests that are beneficial to plants and potentially transfer
insecticidal properties or virus resistance to wild relatives of the crop
species moreover also reduce soil fertility. The UN food agency has been
focusing on trying to help rural communities by providing medium-sized
employment schemes for road construction and rebuilding destroyed bridges and
buildings. Villagers get food instead of cash for their labor. This is one of
the short term solutions other than that by setting up Feeding programs.

 

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