Australian Broadcasting Corporation – GA 3 – Feasible Food

Food insecurity and food shortage affect societies across the globe. These food shortages specifically hurt rural communities that do not have access to standard methods of obtaining food, which is second nature to us, such as grocery stores and farmers’ markets. It is essential to help secure food for these communities to decrease food deprivation, famine, and starvation, which will eventually lead to higher mortality rates in these communities. Australia fights against food insecurity and the “sustainability of food for all, regardless of wealth or socioeconomic status” (Delegate of Australia – GA 3). Australia’s vision to decrease food insecurity globally, in collaboration with member states such as Vietnam and Iceland, is solved with the plan “FACET”. An increase in farming and agriculture, “F”, leads to an ample food supply that can be distributed to these communities. This food supply can be made accessible, “A”, to these communities with the help of each nation, or even non-profit organizations. Climate, “C”, is a key factor in solving food insecurity, because institutions can help provide farming and agricultural infrastructure in regions in which the climate would otherwise not allow it. Education, “E” is a crucial point to solving food insecurity in the long run, because nutrition plays an immense role in famine and food insecurity. Australia, amongst others, urges food and nutrition education to teach communities the nutritional importance of healthy food. Finally, trade and transport, “T”, is one of the biggest factors to solve food insecurity because it provides a sustainable source of food, but also commerce which would boost the economy of these rural areas. Though the plan, “FACET”, was designed with rural communities in mind, it can also be applied to urbanized areas because food shortage is still a prevalent issue in these regions. The raging food insecurity issue can be solved with the cooperation of each member state, to end the effects on rural communities on a global scale.