Rising Food Prices: an opportunity for change?

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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/

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  • Rising Food Prices: an opportunity for change?

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

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