Oct 27 2007

Philanthropists and food aid

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy has taken note of my criticism of CARE International’s decision to continue accepting food donations –earmarked for Africa — from the U.S. government until 2009. The charity says the government assistance conflicts with its humanitarian mission because subsidized American farm goods compete with African crops and lowers prices paid to farmers. All bad. I pointed out in August that CARE should end the practice immediately, relieving African farmers of at least some of the burden of competing with donated food grown by American farmers.

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