September 26, 2005
Piece up at Techcentralstation. Niger and famine again. It might actually be simpler if Owen were to write these pieces himself.
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Tracked on Nov 13, 2005 7:20:01 PM
Bit harsh to blame it all on the international institutions. It is, after all, the national governments that insist on using food aid as a way to dump surplus agricultural production.
Or don't the corporate interests that control TechCentralStation like you to criticize the US government?
Posted by: Owen Barder | Sep 26, 2005 4:05:51 PM