Monday, January 19, 2009

WHY are there Food SHortages?

He said that there are many problems with the existing system which is heavily distorted in favour of OECD countries.

"We all know the very damaging impact on agriculture in developing countries which export subsidies and domestic support schemes (of the OECD countries) have led to. We know that this is a serious problem which has to be remedied, and there are many obstacles which are both linked to tariffs and non-tariff barriers [that] remain which prohibits developing countries from benefiting from openings to trade of their products."

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