Fighting on rural food insecurity required a broad, long-term plan. Rural areas often have limited access to markets and transportation infrastructure, making it difficult for farmers to sell and produce and for residents to access a variety of affordable and nutritious options.
Many rural communities face higher poverty rates and lower income levels compared to urban areas. This can make it challenging for individuals and families to afford an adequate and nutritious diet.
Often have fewer job opportunities, leading to higher unemployment rates. This can contribute to food insecurity as individuals struggle to afford enough food for their families. Limited access to education and knowledge about sustainable farming practices, nutrition, and food preservation can hinder agricultural productivity and food security. Usually have limited access to healthcare.
Lack of proper healthcare can lead to higher rates of malnutrition and food-related health issues. Limited access to resources like land, water, seeds, and modern agricultural technologies can result in lower crops and reduced food production. Inadequate policies and governance can contribute to food insecurity in rural areas.
Aliza Faizul Karim