World's food system is broken
Read the article World's food system broken, Oxfam warns and then answer the questions below. You can either read the article in the window below or you can follow the previous link to read the article in a separate window.
Using diagrams, as appropriate, explain why world food prices have been rising significantly.
Examine the likely impact of the increase in food prices on the levels of (a) relative poverty and (b) absolute poverty in the developed and developing world.
Analyse the impact of rising food prices on the rate of economic development in the developing world.
Discuss two policies that could be adopted by governments and the international community to alleviate the impact of rising food prices.
Is the famine in the Horn of Africa, described in these articles and video, a natural disaster or a consequence of man-made economic and political decisions?
Use the following articles and video as a starting point for your investigation.
- Biofuel demand in US driving higher food prices, says report
- Horn of Africa drought: interactive map
- Somalia's 'children's famine' has been ignored