Saturday, November 8, 2008

Arab Hunger

"The problem is that there is little room to absorb more stress in most family budgets. The Arab world is highly vulnerable to food price increases, for both structural and policy-related reasons. Our region imports 50 percent of its food needs and is thus highly vulnerable to price and supply difficulties. Agricultural patterns tend to favor wealthy commercial food importers and traders, rather than farmers who produce food."

Rami Khouri on Arab Hunger


Lirun said...

would love to hear how you think the situation will impact the region at the macro..

Rami Zurayk said...

I'll write a long post about this soon