EnACT

Title

Providing Aid Domestically and to At-Risk Countries

LEAD Facilitator

Natalie Hulseberg '22

LEAD Facilitator

Francesca Dumitrescu '22

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #2: Zero Hunger

Start Date

28-4-2021 10:35 AM

End Date

28-4-2021 10:55 AM

Abstract

Our project focuses on the United Nations’ second sustainability goal, zero hunger.

Statistics reveal that 8.9% (690 million people) of the global population goes to bed hungry. Unfortunately, given the COVID-19 pandemic that has left thousands of families in desperate situations, this number continues to rise, with an additional 83 to 132 million people struggling to put food on the table. If this continues, by 2030, 840 million people will be undernourished.

Our solutions fall into two major categories: how to help the people immediately, and how to plan for future scarcities and hunger crises.

There is most definitely a link between poverty and hunger, and helping one can help the other. The most effective way to lift people out of poverty is to provide them with the monetary support they need. With direct payments, people have more resources to access food, especially in urban areas. This can be administered domestically similar to the COVID relief checks, except they would be recurring and at a higher amount, in order to compensate for fluctuations in food costs. Internationally, the same approach charities use could be replicated, just with direct payments to communities.

One particularly promising approach to ensuring that international aid will not always be needed is the concept of urban farming. With proper funding towards these facilities, farming can effectively be expanded to most climates, increasing future food availability. This project will expound upon ways we as individuals can advocate for these actions, and what needs to be done for these things to occur.

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Providing Aid Domestically and to At-Risk Countries

Our project focuses on the United Nations’ second sustainability goal, zero hunger.

Statistics reveal that 8.9% (690 million people) of the global population goes to bed hungry. Unfortunately, given the COVID-19 pandemic that has left thousands of families in desperate situations, this number continues to rise, with an additional 83 to 132 million people struggling to put food on the table. If this continues, by 2030, 840 million people will be undernourished.

Our solutions fall into two major categories: how to help the people immediately, and how to plan for future scarcities and hunger crises.

There is most definitely a link between poverty and hunger, and helping one can help the other. The most effective way to lift people out of poverty is to provide them with the monetary support they need. With direct payments, people have more resources to access food, especially in urban areas. This can be administered domestically similar to the COVID relief checks, except they would be recurring and at a higher amount, in order to compensate for fluctuations in food costs. Internationally, the same approach charities use could be replicated, just with direct payments to communities.

One particularly promising approach to ensuring that international aid will not always be needed is the concept of urban farming. With proper funding towards these facilities, farming can effectively be expanded to most climates, increasing future food availability. This project will expound upon ways we as individuals can advocate for these actions, and what needs to be done for these things to occur.