Charity Oxfam warns that over the next 20 years, food prices have doubled, if the world does not take steps of reforming the food system.
British charity organization worldwide network of Oxfam warns that population growth, coupled with increasing demand for food, reduced productivity, environmental degradation and climate change will push more and more people into poverty. Adam Askew, manager of the British Oxfam believes that the World Food Programme does not work. Nearly a billion people go hungry, that every seventh on the planet. Askew refers to his own experience of visiting Armenia, where he met with a woman who said she wants to buy their children bananas, oranges and kiwis, but they are almost inaccessible to her.
In a new report, Oxfam also gives information about Azerbaijan, where Last year, due to bad weather, wheat production fell by a third, and food prices from the end of 2010, up 20 percent. Oxfam also makes comparisons of income in proportion to the population. The poorer the country, the greater part of their household budget spent on food. Thus, in India people pay for products twice the share of their income than in Britain: the equivalent, and compared with the British wages would mean £ 10 for a liter of milk and £ 6 for a kilo of rice (in Britain usual price for a pint of milk (0.6 L) — 40 pence.) Kyrgyzstan 10 percent of the poorest population spends 70 percent of their income on food.
Cautions organization Oxfam coincide with the statistics of the World Bank. In April, the This year, Bank noted that world food prices have risen by 36 per cent compared with the same period last year.
Experts said Oxfam, in 2050 the world population will grow by one-third and reach 9 billion people, while the need for products to grow by 70 percent, because the more developed the economy, the more they "burn" calories.
Oxfam offers nations to adopt new rules in the management of food markets. According to the organization, world leaders should strive to create a multifaceted system of food reserves, do away with the policy of support for biofuels, investing in small-scale farmers, especially women.