“Most of the people in the world are poor, so if we knew the economics of being poor, we would know much of the economics that really matters. Most of the world’s poor people earn their living from agriculture, so if we knew the economics of agriculture we would know much of the economics of being poor” - T.W. Schultz
+40 733 697375
+40 733 772727
Sânpetru de Câmpie, nr. 212
The starting point of any food security analysis is based on world’s population, which is estimated today at more than 7 billion. Moreover, currenprojections show a continued increase, through a number of 10.5 billion by the050s, which represents more than 200.000 new mouths to feed every day. Inertain consitions, the struggle over resources and food access is cruel like never before, fact that made agricultural expert Lester Brown to argue that:
“food is the new oil and land is the new gold.”
Furthermore, this notion led to an inequality of growth between industrialized and developing countries, to a gap between poverty and power, substantiated its interrelation with political decision making process. This will promote new international tensions and crisis, though, this may also give Russia opportunities for future developments.
Food security is at the crossroad of many disciplines and the factors
perpetuating the concept are largely diverse:
We believe that, the dominant cause for nowadays realities is the concept of development, seen both as freedom and as protests. This notion led to an inequality of growth between industrialized and developing countries, to a gap between poverty and power, substantiated its interrelation with political decision making process. As a consequence, food security cuts across not only economic policies in agriculture but, touches on, the bigger role of nations, the domestic concerns of its people, and the tides of international relations.
We are convinced that food security is a fundamental pillar of, both, agricul-
ture and human security. But, at the same time food security is a recent notion, and its objectives and meanings are not entirely transparent, precise and comprehensible, being often confused or mixed with other terms, like: food insecurity, food sovereignty or self-sufficient, food power and food aid.
We are optimist that, despite the increasing of the world population, each of us, from local to global and from global to local, we can achieve our primary goal: economic and physical access to food.