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Rethinking U.S. Agricultural Policy: Changing Course to Secure Farmer Livelihoods Worldwide

Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee -2003

Disastrously low prices are plaguing farmers worldwide. A deliberate shift in American agricultural policy in the 1990s has paved the way for these depressed crop prices with no mechanisms in place to change the situation. Prices declined after 1996 because that year’s Farm Bill dropped several traditional, crucial safeguards for managing supply and supporting prices.

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The Canadian Farm Family at Work: Exploring Gender and Generation

Centre For Rural Studies and Enrichment

Power hungry: six reasons to regulate global food corporations

Action Aid

Global food companies have grown too powerful and are undermining the fight against poverty in developing countries. They are draining wealth from rural communities, marginalising small-scale farming, and infringing people’s rights. Urgent action is needed to re-govern agricultural markets so they benefit poor people, and to make companies legally accountable for their impacts on human rights and the environment.

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