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FOOD: How bad is the crisis?

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How deep in crisis in the USA because of the droughts? 


"We (FAO) are concerned, as the maize situation around the world is much worse than was anticipated, even as early as two weeks ago," said Abdolreza Abbassian, secretary of the Intergovernmental Group on Grains (IGG) at FAO. "This puts the global maize supplies in a very delicate situation. Soybeans are also a concern, while the surge in wheat prices will impose a heavy burden on poorer importing countries. FAO is monitoring the situation closely but, for the time being, does not believe this situation will push the world into yet another food crisis."  


Triggers and signs  The economists list some possible triggers that could tip the situation out of balance.


Trade restrictions: “The crisis is not here yet,” said Shenggen Fan, director of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). “But if droughts in India, Russia and a couple of other major food producers become worse, we will see continued tightened food supply. Trade restrictions by these countries will make the situation worse.”



The last few months  of  last year was  critical,
with the livestock sector felt  the impact first, said Concepción Calpe, a senior economist at FAO. People are already talking about reducing their herds or poultry flocks. Culling would have a major impact on communities' efforts to become resilient to shocks like droughts. However, the mostly poor pastoralists and small-scale farmers and producers in Africa are rarely able to feed their animals with grains, but those in Asia do. She also expected milk to become more expensive
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In Southern Mindanao there is Thousands of Hectors of  land waiting for development.  As part of a Global Solution and the needed solutions here in the Philippines; we must move to increase food production.  Our direction is to work with the Tribal Leaders to assist and guide them to make these things happen. We are currently working to provide training and assistance in Land Management. Much has been done here in the Philippines... What is needed is investors willing to invest in the future. This is part of how we can assist.. Next irrigation techniques will be needed. Technology is what we do and it is what must happen to be able use much of the area that is still open for aquiculture.  




This video is part of what some areas of Mindanao has done to assist one another. Together with Government Involvement there has been a awareness of the need to manage their natural resources and the changing environmental issues.