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Primary Commodity Prices and Global Food Security

 Why farmers still struggle when food prices rise


Prices of agricultural inputs have risen much faster than food prices.   This has created a world crisis for farming, a crisis of agricultural incomes, and an ageing farming population.

A new approach is needed, to create a food system which is economically as well as ecologically resilient and sustainable.

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'A book packed with clear arguments alongside tables and statistics showing how global economic policies have created poverty on the most local levels' -- http://www.voteglobal.org.uk/issues/more (as of October 2010).

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About me...

I am a freelance consultant specialising in international trade and agricultural markets.  I started my working life as a journalist reporting on the commodity and financial markets, and later became a lecturer in international business at Edinburgh University.

I have worked in more than 50 countries, including as a team leader of agricultural aid projects and a policy advisor of U.N. agencies, leading NGOs, fair-trade and trade union organisations.  I am the author of numerous papers and articles on the themes mentioned.

Now I live in Brighton, England.  One of my hobbies is photography, and I support Watford FC.  I was a candidate for the Green Party in the 2005 general election.

On this site you can find copies of my analytical papers, both ancient and modern.   There is also a page of photographs taken in various places from France to Moscow to Turkmenistan to Zanzibar.  Take a look round it!

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