The food would be on the top of geopolitical agenda in coming years as current levels of investment in agriculture are insufficient to drive the 70% increase in food production necessary to feed 9.1 billion people by 2050
Explained: The Geopolitics of Food Behind Farm Laws 2020
New Delhi (ABC Live India): Nowadays India is witnessing the strongest farmers ‘agitation of recent years, after Indian Parliament enacted three farms law in the month of September 2020.Thereafter farmers ‘agitation originated in the State of Punjab has been transformed into Farmers Agitation of India (especially Food bowl states of India).
We at ABC Research
are keeping constant researching to find out the real objectives of three farms
law and Socio-Politico economic reasons responsible for the current national
impasse between the Government of India and Protesting Farmers.
In quest for the same
our research team in process of accessing various international and national official
documents direct and indirect related to agriculture. Today we would like to
share may be one of the Geopolitical reasons of present Political Dispensation
for enacting three farms law in question.
doing research ABC Team came across a report,
titled, “Geopolitics of Food: implications for ACP” wherein an urgent
investment in Agriculture sector has been urged, and concluded that, the food
would be on the top of geopolitical agenda in coming years, as world population would reached 9.1 billion by 2050.
UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP)
predict that the food crisis of 2008, which led to riots and political turmoil
in several countries, will be repeated over the coming decades.
is clear that current levels of investment in agriculture are insufficient to drive
the 70% increase in food production necessary to feed 9.1 billion people by
2050. During the fiscal crises in the 1980s and 1990s, agriculture suffered
from a reduction in investment that has never been restored despite the
increase in the recent years.
its current level of resources, production of food has to become more efficient
(investment in technology, ecologically crop nutrition and protection
ABC Research Team accessed a Report titled “The Emerging Geopolitics of Food” wherein
it was emphasised that Food has increasingly become a matter of geopolitics. A
growing and ever-wealthier world population, increased biofuel use, and a
slowdown of agricultural productivity growth have prompted a tightening of the
global food market. In this market setting, harvest failures and policy
responses contribute to soaring food prices and increased price volatility.
global food security challenge differs from the past. The international system
is in transition to a multipolar world, in which multiple centers of power
compete with each other. In a multipolar world, the international system is
characterized by high uncertainty and a higher chance of international
there is a resurgence of resource nationalism in some countries, which means
the state is playing a more pronounced role in the support, ownership and
management of businesses and strategic industries, such as agriculture and mining.
This report says that the dire food situation in the developing world contrasts
sharply with the food situation in developed world and emerging economies,
which is characterized by massive food surpluses and obesity epidemics.
food security is also increasingly becoming a strategic policy priority of
governments in developed and emerging economies. This is due to confluent
structural factors that are driving up food demand, hampering food supply, and
heightening food prices.
Research is publishing the above references for enabling readers for capacity building
to understand the complicities of Geopolitics behind the issue and for
feedbacks on above referred reports before final ABC Research Report on Farmers’
Agitation in India.
We At ABC Live India is working for publishing a detailed investigative research report on Socio-Politico economic reasons responsible for Farmers Agitations against three Farms Law passed by the Indian Parliament in the month of September 2020(During the COVID-19 Pandemic). And Present Post is a part of ABC Research Team quest for finding the Social reasons for Farmers Agitations.
Explained: The Social Reasons behind Farmer’s Protests in India