How the government can achieve the goal of providing food security

Food is basic for every human being. Therefore, all possible means to get a constant food supply sufficient for all the population of each country should be put into work. When food security is threatened, the security of everything else is threatened. This is an implication that every step of bringing peace between people is preceeded by filling up the stomachs of the population. Otherwise, you will never agree with a man living in an empty belly on anything.

It is always important that caution is given the first priority because it is the prevention of a future impediment. To prevent the people from being rogue to the government or even from being violent against each other, it will therefore be prudent that food security is observed. When families lack food on the table, they will always lay the blame on the government for failing in the sector of social welfare, even when some do not know the reason of blaming the government. Some will even claim that their leaders are only concerned with their welfare but not that of their subjects who elected them to those administrative positions they are in. Mostly, the claim that the leaders are busy embezzling taxpayer’s money will always cross the mind of anybody who has an ill feeling towards the government instead of using the funds to engage inactivities that will ensure food security is guaranteed.

Food security starts when water is available for agricultural activities: it is the core of farming activities deriving this from the fact that there is sufficient land which can be put under agriculture resulting in the provision of enough food for the population and which can be used for a considerable period of time. If the available land under farming offers some good amount of farm produce which supports the country’s population, mainly in the metropolis, how about when more of the land is put into agriculture? Definitely, the economy of the country is going to improve immensely. This reciprocates to that the government will put much interest in providing and improving the social welfare of the citizens.

But does this sound logical,anyway? To some other people it may not seem to be. They will lay their arguments on that a large part of the country is semi-arid and some other parts are arid and thus unproductive. They are too pessimistic to remember that lands are also reclaimed. In the world are some nations which happened to reclaim their lands and now the issue of food insecurity or poorly performing economies remain to be tales to their generations. Israel and Netherlands are good examples of such countries which reclaimed their land and as of now, their economies are doing quite well.

Kenya has many points where they can harvest water and use it to reclaim the dry semi-arid regions by supplying the water for irrigation purposes. Every year, tree planting projects are initiated and which are aimed at rehabilitating the barren lands across the country. Planting trees in areas where the sun is scorching hot and the water provided to them is very little can be enlikened with expecting to reap wheat from sorghum. While the possibilities of the trees surviving the harsh environmental conditions they are exposed to are very low, some of them might manoeuvre through those unfavorable conditions but they can hardly change anything at all, to be realistic. This is a waste of time and resources. If this is the way in which the environment is going to be rehabilitated, then it is definitely going to take centuries before the final desired result is achieved. Two or so generations are going to suffer the same way unless there is a climatic change.

The national government together with the county governments can join hands to make sure that water has been piped from the voluminous water sources to the areas where water is a problem. When water is available, it definitely means that the citizens of that area will engage in tree planting activities which is self motivated. This surely will work for the best of the environment across the nation. Drawing some examples, the water from Mzima Springs in the Tsavo West can be piped to the lower Eastern Regions and if possible, be extended to other parts where water is a problem. This is a large source of water which remains untapped and flows freely into the Indian Ocean where it is of no use. This is a scarce resource which is wasted deliberately.

The North Eastern part of the country suffers drought more oftenly than any other part of the country besides having water sources which can offer good volumes of water which can support land reclamation activities in that region. It is not a necessity that the water to be used should be from the same region but can also be from other distant regions of the country. There are many sources of water which can provide water to be used in such process. There are permanent rivers in the western region of Kenya, large volume dams and other large water bodies across the country which can provide sources of water to reclaim the North Eastern and other dry regions of the country.

Reclamation of Kenyan dry land is a guarantee to food security and healthy economy at all times despite the season. An economy with food security ensured is easy to develop because all the attention is drawn towards industrialization, social welfare, security of the citizens and other necessary activities of trade which define the growth of any society.

with water, the security of everything else is going to be guaranteed, even if not fully …

presence of resources but absence of resourceful leaders endowed with great ideas will will change nothing at all but rather inflict more harm than good to that society. resourceful persons from other societies will come and play games on them to ensure that no development is made so that you remain their subjects and at other times, they will try to rob you the resources you have


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