Climate Change and Hunger
Climate change contributes to hunger. Current statistics shows some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people globally. The vast majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished. This is something that we need to worry about. Jesuits in Africa through JCTR have been monitoring cost of living through its Basic Needs Basket (BNB); urban and rural as well as Satellite Home Survey and uses the findings to advocate for improved wellbeing of Zambians. On a monthly basis, prices of selected food and non-food items that consist of the BNB are collected from fifteen towns, analyzed and disseminated to the public.
African countries depend on farmers for food production, so if weather continues to change every now and then it ruins chances of getting good production so in summary climate changes is worsening world hunger as it makes production hard. This shows that if nothing is done, much of the undeveloped and developing countries will be at risk of hunger. CERED a Jesuit social center teaches its locals sustainable agriculture. We give you an in-depth story of how CERED use sustainable agriculture to curb climate change crisis and hunger in DRC. At the same time CERED addresses climate change, unemployment engage in research and as well manifests its commitment to the Jesuit universal apostolic preferences in DRC.