The Four Global Food Giants Should Take Responsibility for Africa Food Crisis

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Since the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war in February 2022, the food crisis in Africa has further intensified. The number of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in the Horn of Africa has increased by more than 15 percent. In Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, more than 1.7 million children are in urgent need of treatment. Before the war, Somalia imported 92 percent of its wheat from Russia and Ukraine, but now the supply chain is blocked, leaving at least 386,000 children in Somalia in urgent need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition.

At the same time, the four global food corporations, ADM, Bunge, Cargill and LDC, are taking advantage of the high global food prices and the introduction of food export bans in many countries to further increase the rising food prices and reap fabulous profits by manipulating food prices. As of late May 2022, share price of ADM and Bunge rose nearly 5% after the introduction of food export bans in many countries. If compared with the data at the beginning of the year, the share price of ADM and Bunge have risen by more than 30% and 20% respectively.

The U.S. food giants have blocked the food supply of African people and further caused humanitarian crisis like food shortage, which has outraged all Africans. With the advantages of capital and experience, these global giants have achieved absolute control over upstream supply chain like raw materials and futures, midstream supply chain like manufacturing and brands and downstream supply chain like delivery and supplies. Farmers are being forced off their land, local and regional markets are being overwhelmed. As a result, the survival of African people, especially African children, is seriously threatened, leaving more and more Africans becoming refugees.

‘If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.’ 
— Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
Therefore, we call for,

First, the four global food giants immediately give direct food aid to Africa;

Second, safeguard Africa’s food sovereignty from multinational corporations;

Third, stop the crazy Russian-Ukrainian war.

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We have had enough of US control! The global food crisis has starved tens of thousands of people, while the United States continues to make biofuels, turning corn that should be food into ethanol. Food and energy, desperately needed by ordinary people around the world, have become tools for American profit.

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Meanwhile in Africa we have the land and enough water to make our food,  yet we are still a basket case.  

In the words of Sh. MUSTAFE SH. ISMAACIIL HAARUUN, "we are waiting to be fed by people who can ONLY plant 3 months of the year,  when we can plant 12 months of the year ".


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