Horns of a dilemma #3: Expectations of China’s imminent renewed heavy purchasing of US commodities vs Perdue U. Ag Economy Barometer shows US ag farmers’ declining optimism for US commodity prices and economy.
This week’s horns of a dilemma: new breakthroughs in ag technologies while US ag bankruptcies and debt loads climbing, export markets in jeopardy, and policy resistance to climate change risk mitigation and adaptation needs.
Food imports into UK would face tariffs absent Brexit deal; steel tariffs loom large for USMCA ratification; Sino-US trade uncertainties! Mercantilism is holding sway.
Today’s horns of a dilemma (to be posted every week): Average GDP growth 2013-’17 for following African countries: Ghana—6.08%, Ivory Coast: 11%, Cameroon-5.41%, and Nigeria-2.81% but GHG emissions were higher, 1990-2012: Ghana—23.02%; Ivory Coast—11.99%; Nigeria—60.49%; and Cameroon—12.37%
My class lecture topic yesterday : Globalization’s Fall from Grace and the Impact on Agriculture Worldwide: trade war impacts on food safety, global supply chains, and commodity markets and rising climate change risks. Wonder what the sequel will be?
The 6th Annual GFSF China Summit on November 18 was a great success! Between participants on site and those participating through video conferencing, the summit reached more than 30,000 people. Please enjoy the Chairman’s Welcoming Address:
Global Food Safety Forum 6th Annual Summit: Managing Global Supply Chains In New Trading Environment November 18 to 20, 2018 | ZhongJian Building, Beijing, P.R. China