Thursday, February 12, 2009

Distribute Fertilizer, not Just Food

There has recently been a drop in food prices around the world. However, in poorer countries, especially those in Africa, the change has been almost nonexistent. Prices for maize, for example, have decreased by one percent in the last quarter, as opposed to the 32% drop in the international price of maize. To help those living in impoverished areas, food is being distributed. Equally important, however, is the distribution of fertilizer and seed to farmers so they can increase their harvest and create a self-sufficient food supply for themselves and their families.
Source: World Bank