Friday, September 14, 2018
Cassava called Manihot esculenta, is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy tuberous root, a major source of carbohydrates. Cassava is the third-largest source of food carbohydrates in the tropics, after rice and maize. Cassava is a major staple food in the developing world, providing a basic diet for over half a billion people. Cassava processed into garri can be fortified to produce healthy cereals,pastries,foods that can prevent malnutrition and end hunger in African children.In Africa, hunger is a constant, chronic pain gnawing away at hungry children. We can put an end to starvation in Africa if we work together to provide support. Today numerous children are living in war torn areas with no food while many more are living in the worst conditions ever and many more on the brink of famine. This condition leaves millions of girls and boys with the need for emergency food assistance to survive. Cassava processed to cereal, pastries will go a long way to kick hunger out of Africa and save the children. A lot of international communities are already working so hard to help starving children,some of their interventions are provision of ambulances, provision of medical treatment and a provision of peanut paste to feed the children. Echbee foods fortifies her products with peanut amongst other things to provide energy,protein and vitamins. These healthy snacks and cereals are handy so could be easily be sent any where its needed to stop malnutrition in children. Stop Hunger in Africa, this is what the save the children federation are doing;1)Fight acute malnutrition in specialized treatment centers that bring children back from the brink of starving to death. 2)Prevent acute malnutrition through large scale emergency feeding programs when there is a lack of food in Africa. 3)Provide sustenance to millions of children in the grips of famines and hunger crises. 4)Prevent and overcome chronic malnutrition through breastfeeding support programs. 5)Help parents feed their children through farming and small business investments.