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Los arroceros no tenemos la culpa | 23-December-2007

Los arroceros no tenemos la culpa
Por
Pedro López Juiz
Presidente, Asociación Riosense de Arroceros y Soyeros
No cabe duda de que el alza de precio de cualquier alimento básico emite un efecto mucho más contundente y visible que el incremento del costo de cualquier otro commodity de índole no alimentaria, sea éste el petróleo, el acero o el oro. Y es que con los alimentos vamos directamente a la zona más vital del ser humano: su estómago. Sin combustibles, se acaban los carros. Sin alimentos, (...)


Sowing a bitter harvest | 12-December-2007

One outcome of the Indo-US deal on Agriculture appears to be the deregulation of the GM foods sector.


Colombia: A significant market for US red meat upon FTA ratification | 5-November-2007

The US Meat Export Federation estimates that around 50 percent of pork production in Colombia comes from family-owned farms


US pork dependent on new trade agreements | 2-November-2007

The future of the US pork industry depends on concluding new trade agreements, the National Pork Producers Council today told congressional lawmakers.


’EU undermining agriculture in Africa’ | 19-October-2007

Europe is undermining its own efforts to strengthen African agriculture by foisting free trade on the continent, a Ghanaian farm leader has complained.


Día del Derecho a la Alimentación: Soberanía alimentaria y los acuerdos comerciales | 17-October-2007

Los acuerdos comerciales que proponen Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea-en OMC y afuera-tienen un enfoque del comercio agrícola opuesto a la soberanía alimentaria y son peligrosos para la seguridad alimentaria de los países en desarrollo, porque abruman a sus campesinos; sobre todo mientras no haya recorte muy sustancial de los subsidios que impiden una competencia leal. Los subsidios que viajan no son parte de la naturaleza


Ecuador: Otra vez el problema del gas y la agro-industria | 11-October-2007

Lo vi cuando entraba al inmenso salón de espera para vuelos nacionales del aeropuerto Joaquín Olmedo de Guayaquil. Caminaba apresuradamente hacia la zona de embarque que conduce hasta el pasillo que desemboca en la pista de aterrizaje que nos llevaría a través de líneas marcadas sobre el asfaltado hasta la misma puerta de entrada del avión TAME destinado a volar hacia Quito a las nueve horas esa mañana.


The perils of free trade in agriculture | 20-September-2007

It’s the kind of unfair situation that makes poorer nations wonder where the payoff is with free trade: demand for coffee, tea, cocoa, cotton and sugar — which is what many such countries have to offer the world — has risen. Prices paid in the supermarket have risen. Yet the share paid to the farmers who grow these basic agricultural commodities has fallen.


Flab grab | 15-September-2007

Raj Patel illuminates the failures of the global food system in "Stuffed and Starved"


US-Korean food fight | 26-August-2007

The US government is working to deny South Koreans the right to local food and to undermine their domestic food safety laws through the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA).


Agricultura sin reforma en Estados Unidos | 14-August-2007

La Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos concluyó sus trabajos legislativos de verano con la aprobación (231 a 191) de un proyecto de ley agrícola sin reformas, ahora pendiente de tránsito en el Senado en el mes de septiembre.


Trade deficit in food safety | 29-July-2007

Public Citizen has published a new report on the connection between trade agreements that limit US food safety policies to facilitate trade and the growing safety threat posed by US food imports


Biofuels FTAs menace CentAm ag | 25-July-2007

The future of Central American agriculture is threatened by developed countries’ demand for biofuels and US-sponsored free trade agreements.


Pachamama goes organic: Bolivia’s quinoa farmers | 25-July-2007

Bolivia joined the ALBA-TCP pact in 2006, and the government has earmarked $1.5 million for quinoa growers out of the $100 million provided by Chávez for investments benefiting small farmers. This will include credit for at least five quinoa-related projects in the southern altiplano.


Estados Unidos rechaza la propuesta de reducir subsidios al agro | 20-July-2007

La propuesta en la ronda de Doha para recortar a 13 mil millones de dólares anuales los subsidios agrícolas de Estados Unidos es "inaceptable" dijo este miércoles el gobierno


Falling into a spaghetti bowl: A review of the impact of FTAs on Thailand | 18-June-2007

This paper is an attempt to bring together and review the few pieces of information on the effect of FTAs in Thailand with a particular emphasis on the agricultural sector.


Fear not farmers in Australia, Asia told | 13-June-2007

Trade Minister Warren Truss has accused China and its neighbours of "unrealistic" fears that 140,000 farmers in Australia could wipe out a billion farmers in Asia if there were free trade in agriculture.


Starving the poor | 17-May-2007

The connection between instability in the Middle East and the cost of feeding a family in the Americas isn’t direct, of course. But as with all international trade, power tilts the balance.


Letter from Lebanon: Farmers risk losing big | 13-May-2007

As Lebanon heads down the fast track to trade liberalisation, some commentators are predicting a devastating impact on small-holder farmers. Unable even to sell produce on the Lebanese market let alone for export, farmers are painfully unprepared to compete with subsidised imports. Yet little is being done to fortify the agricultural industry as the fruits of major bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) and liberalising reforms loom on the near horizon.


NPPC applauds deal to vote on trade agreements | 11-May-2007

The National Pork Producers Council has applauded the Bush administration’s House Speaker Pelosi and congressional leadership for reaching a bi-partisan deal to move forward free trade agreements that will enable increased exports of US pork.


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