Oxfam representative states increasing number of countries net importers of agricultural products

Posted on January 23, 2013 • Filed under: OXFAM Latin America

With various methods, guidelines and different stimuli, nations as diverse as Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay have joined Chile’s success in boosting food production for export to distant markets. It was not free: in Ica, Peru, groundwater aquifers are near total exhaustion and in eastern Santa Cruz, Bolivia, valuable genetic resources are lost with the advance of monoculture soybean unlimited (not to mention the ranching in Rondonia, Brazil). The irony is that, in cities and regional markets within each of these countries, the growing dependence on imported food and not just hand the rising incomes of some populations. Read Article

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