Food systems entails all the processes and logistics that are involved in the process of feeding a population, that is: growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting,marketing, consumption and disposal of food and food related items. With all these put in place, then it outrightly calls for leaders who are transparent, and ready to serve the society
A leader who of course puts in frantic effort to see that there is no food wastage in Kakamega county, for instance yet people in Samburu county are suffering day in day out with an undying urge to get just a grain of wheat to pit in their mouths. It is only way sane that this can be achieved by having a responsible and focused leader who will worka rdently to ensure that food is maximized and minimized at the right levels.
What of marketing a given food product? This automatically works with a leader whose blood is not stained by any bits of corruption. A leader who has given his all when it comes to transparency with the public funds, no embezzlement or using it wholesomely to benefit self with funds that are meant to solely and properly manage the processes of food systems as a whole.
For proper marketing of the food products for instance, then leaders with proper budgeting skills need to be targeted. Quality leadership calls for integrated and innovative methods which are to be used to differently analyze the methods and approaches ranging from a wide aspect of disciplines as well as effective policy analysis and great stakeholders’ engagement.
This an aspect that is quite evident in a proper food system and should be incorporated in order to achieve a sense of success in the whole set of processes.
In a bid to improve food systems, leaders in different regions should therefore aim to reduce hunger over the period that they have served. In most affected areas such as Turkana, there is still a vast population of people who have no access to enough food, and this has subjected them to situations such as conflict and massive warfare. Different other zones have presented a smaller percentage of people who are overweight, thus creating chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes.
It is thus evident that proper food systems have been achieved through quality leadership. This has to be achieved by bringing into account social-cultural interactions, issues of equity and most significantly focusing on the needs of the poorest who go out of their way to spend the greatest proportion of what they earn to satisfy their needs to food.