As a response to the Food Crisis, one solution suggested by various
countries and some agro-business corporations sound scary even to the United
Nations. "It’s a form of neo-colonialism" says the FAO (Food and Agriculture
Organisation). The Wall Street Journal itself blew the whistle. So what are we talking about? It’s called the “Mega Food Park”.
The purpose of Mega Food Parks is for rich countries such as Saudi Arabia or China, or rich companies, to secure food imports from poor countries such as Indonesia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Mongolia, Pakistan, India and Ukraine. But what they are proposing is an extraordinary deal.
Because while local people would still be mal-nourished or starving, the whole
production of these "Mega Food Parks" would be reserved entirely for export. And the land itself, sometimes the size of an entire province, would become the
property of those public or private foreign investors.
Madmundo's India correspondents, Neelima Mathur and Jaideep Hardikar,
investigated the birth of a mega food park in the Maharashtra province.
José Reynes (Senegal and Cameroon)