The economic face of the wars
The food crisis in the next two years will be terrible, especially for countries like El Salvador that depend on imports. Recent governments have not foreseen the problem and have allowed the abandonment of agriculture, betting instead on industry, trade and the financial system.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Of course, the government also depends on remissions, which result from the notorious policy of creating unemployment to increase emigration, basically to the United States, and forcing the disintegration of the family.
The worldwide and national alert for the increase in price of many products such as grains, the basic consumer basket of goods, and services such as transportation and electricity can be overcome without government interventions, through the free market and encouragement of entrepreneurial activities.
The viability of El Salvador for achieving sustained economic growth depends on the amount of private investment it can attract, especially in these times of high food and fuel prices.
The Agriculture Chamber said today that storage of rice is guaranteed, despite the crisis of international production for the grain.
FAO anticipates that recent rise in food commodity prices will continue and that future consumers will pay more for their food.
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