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Geography case study - food prodution

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Food production - cast study a. Lesotho gardens relieve food crisis In Lesotho, decades of intensive agriculture have stripped off land of trees, and exposed soils to wind and rains. This erosion created countless miniature canyons that split the plains everywhere you like. The already thin mountain soils have lost virtually all their productive nutrients. According to the Deputy minister for agriculture and food security, Efraim Lehata, a typical farmer in Lesotho's maize belt would be lucky to squeeze half a tonne of grain from every acre of land. They should be able to produce more than 14 times that. Moreover, the risk from climate change and rise in fuel prices has worsened the food crisis. As a result, most of its populations are now dependent on the food programmes from UN or NGOs. ...read more.


now can not only feed their domestic population but at the same time it can be distributed to countries that are suffering from food storage. Secondly, the researches that are being accumulated and developed are now used to maximize the yield. Fo However, at the same time, it is true that the main issue about the food crisis is too much focused narrowly on food production. It is not considering its distribution and food security. c. Rich countries launch great land grab to safeguard food supply According to the examples in the article, we can find out that the equilibrium food productions is being achieved by MEDCs' financial investments towards colossal lands located in LEDCs. This forms is as it stated here - 'rich governments and corporations are triggering alarm for the poor as they buy up the rights to millions of hectares of agriculturall land in ...read more.


d. Assessment From these articles, I have learned that in general, even thought there are significant differences between regions and countries, the main trend as a whole is increasing. I was being able to find distinctive reasons from respective articles. First of all, the article 1 carried the information about how Lesotho solves its food shortage crisis. Although the solution, keyhole farming did not entirely contributed to the significant increase in food production, it allowed their citizens to crop their own vegetable. The result was successful; many have now been relieved from the food crisis in Lesotho. On the second article, the main focus was on unequal distribution; it mentioned that as a result of GM production and other useful research, and methods which can be use to produce high yields, the global yield of food is in form of augmentation. However, it accounts that the distribution are very unhealthy; only the riches are collecting most and 800 millions are still suffering from hunger and malnutrition. ...read more.

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