The fact of climate change has forced human to be aware of any consequences to food and water scarcity, therefore, good human character is needed to lead the recovery.
For several years to-date, weather shows quite lot of change. For those who live along equator can really find a new fact that rain comes almost every month with density and duration which is more than it used to be. Starting last year, it turned even wilder than normal. Mid of March 2022 which was associated with beginning of dry season for all places along equator line and so do as ‘spring’ for those at North Pole. This year, the change was well noted; winter prolonged and wet season was heavier than its normal. For Indonesia which lies at the equator some natural chaotic happened, from flooded to abrasion which left natural disaster to human.
Rain which has connotation to water principally treated as source to support soil to grow and to result good harvest. Now it has changed dramatically. The fact shows too much water turned worst. It results to less even no harvest. This is a primary reason which has triggered price hike in food commodity as well as to disturb inflation rate and by simultaneously resulting another hike to other commodities. Currently, group of people who is from middle – low income must support burden of life heavier.
As mentioned by political leaders at G7, first, price hike is a consequence as victim of war between Russia and Ukraine. Second, disruption on application of supply chain in succeeding globalization concept which unfortunately due to pandemic covid 19 has destructed most everything.
Thanks to founder of CCNow’s Food & Water joint coverage week. This initiative not only to introduce but importantly to identify the problem of food & water. Both problem are real. The risk of food scarcity is genuine and factual. It should be managed correct. Real impact is large and dangerous. The consequences may lead to escalade another war which is hated by everyone.
Experts from mainly rich countries are inventing model to enable holding up sustainability rate and number of production capacity, importantly on how real actions to be pushed out like as mentioned below:
- Gabriela Bucher is executive director of Oxfam International, a network focused on ending poverty and injustice globally. In a recent interview, she said that a windfall tax on food, fossil fuel and pharmaceutical companies that have reaped “bumper profits” in the pandemic should hit their “excess income.”; as published in The Guardian.
- Raj Patel, a professor at the University of Texas, member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems, and author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System;
- Peter Gleick, co-founder of the Pacific Institute, a MacArthur fellow, and one of the world’s top scientists on climate change and water;
- Gabe Brown, a North Dakotan farmer who implemented regenerative agriculture practices on his 5,000 acre ranch and advises farmers working an additional 32 million acres. With them, we spoke about climate’s role in the burgeoning global food crisis, how refining our approach to water management and water use in our food systems can pay vast climate dividends, and how farming practices that prioritize soil health and biodiversity can be not only better for the planet but better for farmers’ bottom lines. As published by CCNow’s Food & Water joint coverage week.
Despite of two initial strategies above, Tisande would like to propose Human Character as soft skill which need be counted appropriately in every action plan by both groups who are the government and group of people. It is highly requested to stick to the integrity plan by considering following values of:
- Having prudent environment awareness
Trust, these three proposals to lead the success in facilitating specially in domain of combating food scarcity and water management . Together we can!
- This story is part of Covering Climate Now’s ‘Food & Water’ joint coverage week.
- Tisande is member of Covering Climate Now