Blog about the upcoming food shortage crisis

Everybody throws stones at the prophet, but when the crisis comes they yell: “Why nobody warned us?”

Events for today

Today we start off with Vietnam, which would face the crisis on its rice market, as it would be forced to stop exporting rice, due to production shortages. “More than 500,000 hectares (1.2 million acres) of farmland had been converted between 2001 and 2007, and last year alone 125,000 hectares of rice fields had been lost, he reportedly said.” – source.

According to top food experts in China, the country is entering in the phase of the food dependence on imports. Experts have also agreed that the food prices will keep rising and liquidity in the commodity markets will only fuel them. Read the report here.

Kenya is facing the food crisis despite the heavy rains. Difficult political situation made it impossible for the country to import fertilizers in order to grow crops and led to the shortage. Full report is here.

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March 24, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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