Today, we will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of food aid.

Period 2: Instead of food aid, many economists and NGOs have pointed to trade as the best way to alleviate poverty and hunger in LEDCs. The problem is that trade is not always regulated and does not always benefit all parties involved equally.

Each of you will read one of the following articles and evaluate its content:

FAIRTRADE AND THE GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS

OXFAM’s Rigged Rules of Global Trade

Aid isn’t the answer: Africa must be allowed to trade its way out of Poverty

Is trade, not aid, the answer for Africa?

Tough times as a cocoa trader

Present your findings to the rest of the class.