FarmPolicy

August 20, 2017

Commodity-Food Issues- Biofuels, Doha and the Farm Bill

Commodity-Food Issues-Biofuels

The Associated Press reported on Friday that, “Wealthy nations have been unwilling to help poor countries with the cash, seeds and investment in infrastructure needed to boost grain supply worldwide, the head of the U.N.’s Food and Agricultural Organization said Friday.

“Global food production could double if more producers had access to seeds, fertilizer and loans, and if more crops were allowed to be sold at market prices, Jacques Diouf told the closing session of the FAO’s biennial Latin American meeting.

“‘If the necessary work is done, production will rise at a dizzying pace,’ said Diouf. But he added the immediate outlook isn’t optimistic.”

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