Water, Food and Population with a Focus on Developing World: A Sociological Appraisal
Received Date: September 16, 2021; Published Date: October 07, 2021
Sociologically speaking, the current demographic indicators show that the world will have a population of over 10 billion by the year 2050, and about 70% of whom will live in urban areas by then, which is a warning of the relationship between population and food and water resources. As a result, many high-growth countries today will or may face problems obtaining adequate food and safe water by that time. Therefore, social scientists especially in developing countries need to predict the future, and plan for it accordingly. The scenario is more serious and acute for Africa as a whole. Disciplines such as sociology and demography must pay attention to the appearing phenomenon. Asia also will be hardly hit by the approaching situation. The emerging scenario will lead to forced migration from high-growth countries to low-growth ones in the years to come, creating increasing social, economic and environmental issues for both types of countries. Developing countries comprising of about 80% of world population will be in a very inconvenient situation . Nutritional scientists need to search and find alternative and new food items for the next generations. However, next generations will face increasing social, economic and even political tensions as far as water and food in developing world are concerned. Weakness of demographic planning in the past few decades has currently led to food insecurity for many developing countries.
Keywords:Food production; Water and food supply; Population growth; Developing world; Tensions