Famine in Sub-Saharan Africa

By: Cole Mitchell and Michael Richard

Background of the Issue

Famine is caused by the shortage or inability of people to obtain food. The immediate cause in Sub-Saharan Africa is drought, which has ruined harvests and left people and livestock without food and water. Other factors are armed conflict, corruption and the mismanagement of food supplies, environmental degradation, trade policies that harm African agriculture and the long-term economic effects of Aids. Countrys affected by the famine include Congo, Kenya, Tanzinia, Angola and many more.

Solutions to The Problem

Droughts have caused the failure of many harvests of rice, groundnuts, millets, maize, sorghum, and other staple crops, leaving little food to be stored in the region’s granaries. Aid agencies and governments are now bracing to reach remote communities before the situation deteriorates into a famine.

Our plan is to start food distribution centers in the heart of Sub-Saharan Africa. Our hope is that this will supply Africa with the means to start rebulding the agricultre industry.