Hunger in Asia
What region of Asia has the worst hunger?
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There are at least 18 countries in Asia that suffer from hunger and about 61% or 615 million of the world's 923 million hungry people are in Asia. Asia is the world's most populated country in the world, meaning hunger numbers are going to be higher than in most countries. The southern part of Asia is the area with the worst hunger. The good thing is that rice, an important food source for Asia, is a crop, meaning it can be grown in most places. However, weather can be an important factor. Asian hunger is a major problem, though it does have solutions.
Causes of Hunger in Asia
One of several of the causes is that Asia's huge population, which is always growing, makes for little food for some. Another reason is that in some areas, the land is not viable enough to grow the necessary food for the poorer citizens.
Effects of Hunger in Asia
An important effect of hunger in Asia is, as in other places, deaths from starvation and as we said on the first page, 25,000 die on average every day and 1,042 every hour. Another effect is the children whose families can afford to educate them cannot focus during classes and therefore do not do as well. Also, the people have weaker immune systems and the children cannot grow as well.
Asian Hunger Solutions
The probable solution for hunger in Asia is that in places where the land is not able to grow food for the masses is using either hydroponics or aeroponics, which a product called the AeroGarden uses and is sold in the U.S. Hydroponics is a method of growing almost all terrestrial plants in a mineral nutrient solution instead of soil, and actually uses much less water than standard agriculture and also produces more. Aeroponics is used with hydroponics a backup in case of failure but uses a mist format of the nutrient solution and the increased aeration of the solution allows more oxygen to go to the plants and have more growth. The downside to hydroponics is that it could stimulate samonella, so aeroponics is the logical choice for Asia's hunger crisis.