Friday, April 11, 2008

Global food crisis – what’s wrong in our food planning?

UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization commented that , 36 countries are currently facing a food crisis — 21 of them in Africa.

So, that says that we are in the middle of a global food crisis. The estimated production of rice and wheat for 2007-08 is much below the actual consumption, and as a result the global buffer stock has depleted substantially.

What’s wrong with our food planning?

They say that the contributing factor is . “A number of wheat and rice exporting countries have introduced measures to discourage export and in some countries exports have been banned altogether .Egypt has banned rice exports from April. But the deeper cause remains again the way we are not giving the due importance to agricultural sector .

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