As the rich part of the world is heavily affected by the financial crisis, fears grow that the food crisis will not receive the attention it needs. Focus will be directed on fighting “starvation” of the developed world, at the expense of the starving masses in South. But this might be a good thing. Perhaps a large-scale food crisis might enlighten the policy and decision makers in the developing world, and make them look for solutions that are sustainable; solutions that are based on the developing countries' own strength, which are free from the constant dependence on gifts, aid, and loans from other parts of the world.
There are three very mind-awakening comments written by Peace Nganwa that touch upon what I have just written. They are well worth reading, as they give an insight to the hurdles that lie ahead for the developing world when it comes to food insecurity.
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