The British Charity Organization Oxfam declares the food help by Western states solves short-term problems, but undermines the continent’s agriculture.
The Oxfam report on Africa says the Western states should think about the prevention of food crisis not only provide help to the starving people.
But the permanent food deliveries coming to Africa from the developed states leads to the situation when African farmers can not develop their own production. As a result Africa faces new and new food crisis.
“It is more favorable if the world community invests in liquidating primary reasons of hunger than continues its out-of-date and insufficient food assistance”, - says the British director of Oxfam Barbara Stocking.
To prevent food crisis in Africa the Oxfam International recommends to buy food from the developing countries. The Oxfam experts say it takes sometimes about 5 months to deliver expensive food from Western states.
Oxfam proposes to implement the program of the development of African agriculture, which production volume within the period from 1992 to 2002 has diminished to 43%.