Study: Foreign Direct Investment in Agri-Food Networks in India and Sub-Saharan Africa
Right to Food: Series of Lectures & Discussions at European Universities
"Reichtum" - David Schittek (EcoFair Media)
"Our Daily Bread" – Pavel Ruzyak (EcoFair Media)
"Eat me!" – Ilina Perianova (EcoFair Media)

Agricultural Trade

International trade is regarded as the backbone of the global economy. It is an undeniable fact that it has a positive impact on all concerned. Yet, concrete experiences show that rural poverty and environmental degradation are on the increase in many countries. Small-scale producers in the north and south are losing access to land, water, seed – and markets. Biological and cultural diversity in agriculture are dwindling away. The number of winners in the food industry pales into insignificance compared with the number of losers, which include the consumer. Depending on agricultural imports can have devastating effects, for example when prices skyrocket and countries are no longer in a position to purchase staple foods to feed their own people. For this reason, agricultural trade must take a backseat to social and ecological criteria.
On 8th December 2011 the public conference "Human Rights and the EU-India Free-Trade Agreement: A joint Conference" took place in the European Parliament.
The European Union (EU) and the Government of India are currently negotiating a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Civil society organizations from Germany and India have analyzed the agreement and point to the dangers.
Yet the final communiqué showed just how much work is still to be done.
The Case of the Proposed EU-India Free Trade Agreement
What happens to the agricultural and food system if the oil is scarce and expensive?
Dossier with videos, articles and downloads
Videos of the Press Event at the Conference "EcoFair rules!"
In the developing countries the foreign direct investment increase significantly. Ethiopia is particularly interesting for foreign investors.