In —, food prices increased again by 21 per cent. Small farmers and poor consumers are extremely vulnerable to poverty as a result of unstable commodity prices.
Let us remember that within two weeks during the spring of governments adopted radically different texts, the first calling for shifting the paradigm towards the right to food, the second giving priority to local agriculture while at the same time pursuing the very policies that led to the crisis, such as the unbridled liberalisation of trade in foodstuffs.
In the s, the global banana supply was largely based on a single variety called the Gros Michel. Everything from soil probes that can test for nutrient deficiency to satellite navigation systems linked to tractors and GPS enabled smartphones can help produce a maximum amount of food with minimal environmental disruption.
The Panama Virus wiped it out because there was a lack of variability within the crop.
Not only is it really enjoyable, but it also reconnects individuals with nature. Bywith the global population expected to reach 9. As a result, big changes in food prices have a large negative impact on the real incomes of small landholders and poor families. Instead of having to ride out rising food prices as consumers rather than producers, small farmers would have grown enough to feed their families, had access to the market for selling any surplus and benefited from rising prices in local markets Oxfam