B4FA Fellow, Michael Ssali writes:
Among the biggest public debates today is producing sufficient food for a global population of 10 billion by 2050. By that time, according to some estimates, Uganda’s population will be 50 million.
One is reminded of the situation when Jesus’ disciples noticed that their master had a big hungry gathering to feed and yet there were only five loaves of bread and two fish (John 6, 1-14).
Luckily Jesus multiplied those into a huge meal that fed the multitude of five thousand people.
We cannot sit by anymore and trust the future of our food to God’s miracles (Exodus 16 1-36).
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recommends that annual food production should increase by 70 per cent yet the land area cannot be increased, water sources are declining, the climate is hostile, and we have the onset of new crop pests and diseases that are difficult to fight.
Science has been used in the last one or two centuries to increase food production. Read more