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U. S. Food Aid and Farm Policy in Central America (Resource Center Policy Report)

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Published by Interhemispheric Resource Center .
Written in English


  • International Relations - General,
  • Politics - Current Events

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Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11399352M
ISBN 10091121318X
ISBN 109780911213188

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Gives a review of US legislation on food aid and farm policy and summarizes the debate over food self-sufficiency versus 'comparative advantage' in agricultural trade policy for underdeveloped This title provides insights into the counter-insurgency strategy for the Reagan and Bush administrations in Central America. The authors reveal that, instead of being allocated on the basis of need, U. S. food aid is being used to support military programs; and that it is distorting Central American economies by reducing production of and prices for local crops, by benefitting agribusiness at the expense of small farmers, and by encouraging new consumption habits that neither family incomes nor national treasuries can sustain.   Feeding the Crisis: U.S. Food Aid and Farm Policy in Central America. Rachel Garst and Tom Barry. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, Author: Jan-Åke Al Varsson. Feeding the crisis: U.S. food aid and farm policy in Central America. By R. Garst and T. Barry. Topics: FOOD AID, FOOD SECURITY, AGRICULTURAL POLICIES, AIDE ALIMENTAIRE.

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