The word ‘dumping’is not foreign to us. Dumping refers to selling at a price lower than the costs. Are there any advantages in doing so? In monopolistic competition, dumping is aimed at destroying a country’s domestic industry to secure control over it. Therefore, the various anti-dumping policies of Western countries are in fact of a major game of interests among different countries. As Kissinger says it, “He who controls the oil controls the economy, and he who controls food controls everyone!”As the West controls a country’s food security and destroys its agriculture by food dumping, the control of the country is surrendered. The West’s so-called food aid is dumping in a total way, more thorough than the average dumping of merely selling below the costs. The West’s dumping under the disguise of aid has totally destroyed Africa’s agriculture.
The West’s food aid to Africa is in fact surplus stored in the warehouses. When new crop is harvested, the food in store needs be disposed of, which is given to Africa as food aid. For the lack of infrastructure and sales channels, the cost of transportation is extremely high for the African farmers, so when they want to sell their products on the market, the costs of transportation and intermediate links could be even higher than the food price in the cities. As most major cities in Africa are at harbours, it is cheaper to ship the storage grain and food aid there. The agricultural products of Africa are thus made uncompetitive and sales of domestically produced grain unprofitable.
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