Import substitution case study - sorghum
The video clip below highlights a project that attempts to encourage farmers to produce locally produced sorghum and supply it to the multinational corporation, Diageo in order to make beer rather than rely on imported cereals.
Reflect upon the following questions whilst you are watching the video. You might want to make some brief outline notes during and after the video for revision purposes.
- Explain why Diageo using the locally produced cereal, sorghum, rather than using an imported cereal such as barley in the production of beer.
- Identify the benefit to the country of this import substitution policy.
- Discuss potential hazards associated with such a policy.