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Unfair agricultural prices cause hunger and resources dilapidation

  • António Cipriano A. Pinheiro


    (Department of Economics, University of Évora)

The main objective of this paper is to present facts and arguments trying to prove that unfair prices are the most important cause for the dilapidation of human and natural resources. In many poor countries farmers sell their products at prices below their real cost. In these countries, most often, family labour and equipment depreciation are not accounted as real costs. Although the huge technical progress occurred in the last fifty years, or because of it, many thousands of farmers in undeveloped countries went bankruptcy and many millions of people are starving. The expected increase in world population will demand for levels of production much higher than those that are been produced. So, if we want to feed the world in a sustainable way, maintaining the production potential of human and natural resources, a new set of trade and rural development policies have to be implemented across the world, based on regional common markets. To promote these policies, regional organizations (that include several countries) and a new international trade organization must be created.

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Paper provided by University of Évora, Department of Economics (Portugal) in its series Economics Working Papers with number 04_2009.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:evo:wpecon:04_2009
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