Tech to the rescue for World Hunger problem.
Food insecurity is a severe reality for a big percentage of the world even in the twenty-first century. According to UN estimates, 821 million people, or one in every nine, are hungry. Malnutrition eradication is a difficult task, especially when complicated issues such as conflict, relocation, climate change, and disease outbreaks are considered. However, these groups are utilizing scientific and technological developments to assist humanitarian aid efforts in places where food resources are low.
IOT to the rescue: Real life examples
1. The vast majority of malnourished people live in rural locations, where centrally produced meals are just unavailable. To address this issue, Project Healthy Children partnered up with telecoms giant Vodafone in June. They're merging state-of-the-art dosifier technology and IoT technologies at tiny mills across Africa to give flour to millions of people through the Sanku-PHC initiative.
African millers may add key nutrients to flour in a sustainable and cost-effective manner by using the Sanku dosifier. PHC, on the other hand, will scale and improve this technology with the help of Vodafone, giving real-time insights to 3,000 flour mills.
2. The Tech Impact 2030 initiative, a collaboration between HPE and the World Economic Forum, is on a mission to use innovation to end world poverty and change food systems. The goal of this initiative is to improve the agricultural ecosystem's sustainability.
HPE and the Forum are urging businesses, academics, and governments to collaborate on ideas to end food insecurity and feed a growing population as part of an open collaboration. They'll define a feasible plan, submit ideas, and commit to progress over the next few years, with the goal of ending world hunger by 2030.
3. Global hunger is exacerbated by climate change, which has a direct impact on food production. Wefarm, on the other hand, is addressing this issue with its digital farmer-to-farmer information exchange network. It uses artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to help farmers solve problems on a regular basis using an SMS-based network. Without access to the internet, they can immediately find remedies to agricultural illnesses, pests, and other issues.
Since its inception in 2015, the company has raised $7 million in funding and amassed a million subscribers. However, it will strive to reach 100 million individuals over the following four years. Given that climate change affects 500 million farmers, this appears to be critical.
We can be in the list of these examples too, if we keep our intention, motives, and technology hand in hand to make little efforts to bring about a big change.