We have discussed the benefits and drawbacks of food aid. In the Core unit 2, Disparities in Wealth ad Development, we discussed the benefits and drawbacks of trade and market access.
How are food aid, free trade and increased market effective in reducing food shortages and food insecurity?
- Fill in this table listing the benefits and drawbacks of each.
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 Codrington p425 to 432, as well as three of the following articles (one from each section) and evaluate their content:
Section 1: Fair Trade
Section 2: Aid
Section 3: Market Access
We will have a Socratic Seminar at the beginning of next class. on the issue of fair trade vs aid and market access in alleviating food shortage