Monday, March 31, 2008

World Food Politics

"It noted that there were two "entirely separate food pipelines" in Zimbabwe: that in which the government supplied subsidised food for sale through the country's Grain Marketing Board; and the free food supplies which the WFP and its partners handed out to "the most vulnerable people based solely on need."

This second progamme, the WFP said, was operated under "a rigorous set of controls and procedures to ensure that there is no political interference."

It added: "WFP does not tolerate any political interference in the distribution of its food assistance, which is provided strictly according to need and without regard to political affiliation...""

But isn't this in itself a political program?

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