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Presentation given by Stineke Oenema (CONCORD European Food Security Working Group) at the 7th Brussels Development Briefing - Brussels, 16 October 2008 - http://brusselsbriefings.net/

Presentation given by Stineke Oenema (CONCORD European Food Security Working Group) at the 7th Brussels Development Briefing - Brussels, 16 October 2008 - http://brusselsbriefings.net/

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Rising Food Prices: an opportunity for change? Rising Food Prices: an opportunity for change? Presentation Transcript

  • Rising Food Prices: an opportunity for change? Opportunities and Challenges European food security group
  • This presentation
    • Food prices crisis
    • EFSG statement
    • Challenges: trade and agriculture
    • Opportunities: Right to Food
  • EFSG Statement
    • Review of other papers
    • Analysis of proposed actions
    • Challenges
      • Governance of aid
      • Trade policies
      • Agricultural policies
  • CHALLENGES
    • Boost to smallholders agriculture
      • new green revolution ?
      • biologically agro-ecological agriculture?
      • Programmes designed in collaboration with farmers’ organisations
  • CHALLENGES
    • Trade policies
      • Liberalisation?
      • Protection of own (agricultural) sector
    • Is quick liberalisation compatible with increased agricultural production by small farmers??
  • CHALLENGES
    • Trade policies
      • Bolivia example
      • Cameroon, chicken case
    • Countries need protection in order to strengthen their own production sectors
  • CHALLENGES
    • Yes, there is protection, is this enough?
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  • CHALLENGES
    • We need to ensure sufficient policy space in countries to decided on their own food security strategies
    • Both intensification of small holders agriculture and sufficient border protection are needed
  • OPPORTUNITIES
    • Food prices crisis:
      • Brings people together to tackle the crisis and protect the vulnerables
      • Start of a new food system?
      • Right to food should be central
  • OPPORTUNITIES
    • Every man, woman, child has the right to adequate food
    • World Food Day 2008
    • Launch of Richt to Food Watch
  • Thank you for your attention