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World Poverty MSA 510

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Athar Khalawee

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Transcript of World Poverty MSA 510

Amy Fisher, Athar Khalawee, & Chaofan Zhu
World Poverty...
Understanding Poverty
1- Introduction:
What is Poverty?
2- Understanding Poverty:
Causes and of Poverty
Why it is an important issue?
Impacts of living in Poverty
Dealing with Poverty
Is poverty increasing or diminishing?
3- Solution and Suggestion:
Food Loss Vs. Food Waste
Close to the Fork vs. Close to the Farm
Creating a Sustainable Food Future
Creating a Win/Win situation
Who can help ?!

Hope org
“Full of social inequalities. You do not want to transform it, only to adapt to it.”
(Bill Gates)
Intangable Poverty
What is Poverty?
Tangible Poverty
To raise awareness to help reduce poverty around the world by developing projects, consulting with other organizations, and providing education.
World leader in elimination of poverty
At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.

More than 80 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where income differentials are widening.

The poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income.
Some Facts
Is poverty increasing or diminishing?
Dealing with Poverty
As an orgnisation we need a framework to:

develop a deeper understanding of the daily challenges faced by those living in poverty

train volenteers and employees how to understand the cross-cultural systems, norms, and values in counties with poverty

help volenteers and employees solve culturally complex problems and plan the appropriate stratigies in counties with poverty

acting appropriately in a range of cross-cultural poverty situations
Our Aims:
To raise awarness among people about poverty.
To Motivate volentiers to devolop intercultural competence dealing with poverty.
To engage with decision-makers and influencers to find solutions for diminish poverty.
Solutions and Suggestions

Food that spills, spoils, or is reduced quality.
Gets lost before it reaches the consumer.
Unintended result of an agricultural process or limitation in storage.

Food Loss

Fit for consumption but it is discarded.
Typically occurs at the retail and consumption stages in the food chain.
Result of neglignce or a conscious decision to throw food away
Food Waste
Chalking up successes ahead of the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), 38 countries have met internationally-established targets in the fight against hunger.

The Food and Agriculture Organization’s Director-General José Graziano da Silva made the announcement at a press conference in Rome.

“These countries are leading the way to a better future,” he said. “They are proof that with strong political will, coordination and cooperation, it is possible to achieve rapid and lasting reductions in hunger.”
Where Does Food Loss Occur
Close to the Farm
Improved storage methods
Redistribute Food
Close to the Fork
Reduce Portion Sizes
Launch Consumer Awareness Campaigns
Food Loss Vs. Food Waste
Sustainability is the Key.
3 Pillars of Sustainability
1- Environmental – Management of Resources
2- Social Equity
3- Economic Demands
Poverty in the US
Poverty around the World

Creating a Sustainable Food Future
Facilitating food redistribution or donation.
Using evaporative coolers in places where refrigeration is unavailable
Introducing hermetically sealed plastic storage bags for crops
Using small metal silos

Using plastic crates instead of bags for crops
Changing food date labels to reduce consumer confusion about when food is unsafe.
Creating consumer awareness campaigns about how to reduce household food waste
Reducing portion sizes at restaurants and cafeterias.

Creating a Win/Win situation
Increases food availability
Reducing food waste and loss
Alleviate poverty
Provide gender benefits
Reducing pressure
- on ecosystems
- climate
- water

Who Can Help?
-Implementing polices and procedures regarding package dating
International Agencies
Private Sector
-Hidden Harvest ( US) www.hiddenharvest.com
-Second Bite (Austraila)
-WRAP (Waste Resources Action Program) UK
-Albr Assocition www.albr.org

Thank you for listening...
Any Questions?!
Bapna, M. (2012, September 20). Sustainability is the Key. . Nature, p. 367.

Elton, S. (2012, October 24). The farm on top of the city: a new crop of urban farming businesses aims to feed locavores, save the planet, and turn a decent profit. Maclens, p. 84.

Lipinski, B., Hanson, C., Lomax, J., Kitinoja, L., Waite, R., & Searchinger, T. (2013). Reducing Food Loss and Waste. World Resources Institute, 1-39.

Mangahas, M. (2013, February 15). The Dread of Poverty Statistics. Philippine Daily Enquirer.
Why it is an important issue?
More than 25,000 people interviewed by GlobeScan. Ten of the countries polled, including in the UK, US, Kenya, Australia, Brazil, and Chile.
Causes of Poverty
United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees. 2007. Statistical Yearbook 2006 "Main Findings". http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/

Black RE, Morris SS, Bryce J. "Where and why are 10 million children dying every year?" Lancet. 2003 Jun 28;361(9376):2226-34.

Payne, Ruby (1996). A Framework for Understanding Poverty


Gap between rich and poor
Environmental issues
Wars and conflicts
Educational issues
HIV / AIDS / Other diseases
Economic problems
Drugs and drug abuse
Globalization / Fairer world trade
Religious fundamentalism
Human rights
Impacts of Living in Poverty
1- Ongoing stress
-Meeting basic needs
-Maintaining relationships

2- Physical Health Challenges

3- Depression & Anxiety invisibly combined with poverty

4- Reduced literacy = problems reading/writing

5- Increased mobility => Decreased stability
•71%—extreme poverty
•64%—the environment or pollution
•63%—the rising cost of food and energy
•59%—the spread of human diseases
•58%—climate change
•59%—human rights abuses
•58%—the state of the global economy
•57%—war or armed conflict
•48%—violation of workers' rights

So What?
If you are culturally sensitive, your work will be more effective

You may be frustrated less often when you understand about differences

You will develop better client relationships

Example 1:
Relationship is the number one priority for people living in poverty
– so a lot of decisions are based upon relationship; respect; authenticity:

Express appreciation for the story
Ask a lot of clarifying questions

Example 2:
Individuals in generational poverty may use
the“casual register” of linguistics
– 800 words and a lot of facial and body language:
Statements may not have a beginning, middle and end.

If you are a leader in a multicultral orgnization in a rular village
that doesn't understand your language.
and faced a problem of "food storage ".

What is your appropriate CQ stategy to deal with it?
If you are a leader in a multicultral orgnization in
and faced a problem of "Consumption" in a city that had destroyed by tornadoes.

What is your appropriate CQ stategy to deal with it?
If you are a leader leader in a multicultral orgnization in
and faced a problem of "Shortage of water ".

What is your appropriate CQ stategy to deal with it?
If you are a leader in a multicultral orgnization and you worked in a culture that wont acep help because of their dignity, how do you help them using CQ?
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