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  1. QUICK HUNGER FACTS #Hungerpalava
  2. 1 Every 3.6 seconds someone dies of hunger #Hungerpalava
  3. 2 #Hungerpalava Almost all the hungry people, 852 million, live in developing countries, representing 15 percent
  4. 3 #Hungerpalava Poor nutrition plays a role in at least half of the 10.9 million child deaths each year--five million deaths.
  5. 4 #Hungerpalava Malnutrition is implicated in more than half of all child deaths worldwide - a proportion unmatched by any infectious disease since the Black Death
  6. 5 #Hungerpalava With the population of Nigeria still on a steady increase, how do we combat hunger in the country, when there are more mouths to feed?
  7. #Hungerpalava In the 60s, agricultural sector was the most important in terms of contributions to domestic production, employment& foreign exchange earnings
  8. 7 #Hungerpalava Nigeria used to be one of the world’s largest producer/exporter of cocoa, groundnut &palm oil before the discovery of crude oil
  9. 8 The sector remained stagnant during the oil boom decade of the 1970s, and this accounted largely for the declining share of its contributions #Hungerpalava
  10. 9 #Hungerpalava Nigeria faces a looming food security crisis with a growing population that is increasingly dependent on imported foods
  11. #Hungerpalava The rural population, who produce more than 70% of the food eaten in Nigeria, are disproportionately poor and face malnutrition and disease
  12. 11 #Hungerpalava Nigeria currently has over 80 million hectares of arable land but only about 30-33 million hectares is being cultivated
  13. 12 #Hungerpalava Nigeria has well over 40 million unemployed youths, yet agriculture suffers from lack of skills and investments
  14. 13 #Hungerpalava Employment-wise, agriculture is by far the most important sector of Nigeria's economy
  15. In the eyes of some of Nigeria's Wealthy Class, Farming is, Ignorantly Underrated or Abhorred as...
  16. #Hungerpalava “ Poor Peoples' Job "
  17. 15 #Hungerpalava A Nigerian lady once said this “Instead of marrying a farmer I will pray to God to give me the right husband.”
  19. 16 #Hungerpalava The use of crude tools and implements Poor transportation Inadequate land due to land tenure system Inadequate agricultural education and extension services Problems of pest and diseases Lack of storage and processing facilities
  20. #Hungerpalava Small scale farmers are most exposed to climate change impact on agriculture yet they lack appropriate insurance
  22. 18 #Hungerpalava Does the world produce enough food to feed everyone? YES!!!
  23. #Hungerpalava If the tomatoes used for the world’s tomato fight are sent to underdeveloped countries, a lot of people will live longer
  24. 20 #Hungerpalava Yet the World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well-fed, one-third is under- fed one-third is starving