Zero Hunger

"You can't build peace on empty stomachs."-Norman Borlaug

The Issue

Hunger affects approximately 1/8 of the population and that is almost 1 billion people. In Canada, over 850 000 people don't have access to food. although most of these people are found in developing countries, hunger affects all countries, rich or poor.

Physical Geography

Climate change causes natural disasters which greatly impact agriculture, leading to hunger. Droughts, floods, tsunamis, and other extreme weather conditions may make it difficult for plants to grow. Not only does this deplete the amount of produce, this also causes food prices to go up since there isn't as much.

Human Geography

Urban development, poverty and unemployment and war. As the world becomes more urbanized, it looses a lot of its fertile land- that can never be restored after building on- to the urban areas. The land, slowly disappearing, leaves countries with fewer farms, and so, producing less agriculture. Poverty, people living off $1.50 a day, affects every country, although, not at the same magnitude. Low income and unemployment also cause hunger, just like poverty, if you can't afford food then you have to go to bed hungry. Finally, war is also a cause for hunger. When your country is under attack and you are constantly moving to survive, getting food may be difficult.


There is so much we can do to end hunger.

  • Urban Farming
*Building rooftop gardens and backyard gardens

  • Charities
*Contribute to charities and food banks, raise awareness

  • Educate children and empower women
*So that they make the right decisions

  • Improve agricultural productivity
  • Sustainable food production
  • Technical Enhancements
*Ensure every one has access to food

There is so much you can do, so why not start now?