Inputs to the speeches of Wednesday – Lessons to be learned?



Wednesday, 15. October 2014

Author

Christian Häberli

What devastated e.g. African food production were the many decades of food Export dumping by Europe and the USA.

What did not work sustainably was the so-called Green Revolution and massive Food Aid  even though it did save post-war India.

What works best, in many countries, is economic growth, if it reduces absolute poverty.  (But  even a little more income increases meet consumption and demand for feed.)
Missing element today: food safety vs food security (“zero risk” policies, with ever-higher production standards developed together with developed country industries: increase food costs everywhere and reduce market access for cash crop exports from poor countries). Like it or not, there is a trade-off between food safety and food security. Food governance must include but cannot be left to Health Ministries!

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