"Government restrictions on production and trade in agricultural products – namely, trade distorting barriers such as subsidies, tariffs and quotas (which actually force world farmers to produce less food) – have played their part in global price rises.
But the answer is simple – let the market operate.
If the United Nations' stated goal of a 30 per cent increase in global food production by 2030 is to have any hope of succeeding, the paramount objective of food policy must be to encourage a workable system of production, distribution and consumption.
This means a global re-commitment to agricultural research and development, and investment in improving farm productivity (including new plant varieties such as genetically-modified crops), and new farming and irrigation systems.
Foreign governments must leave their domestic politics at home and, once-and-for-all, abandon their trade distorting subsidies, tariffs and other artificial barriers, which only mire production by sending the wrong market signals to global farmers.
It is why the world's farming community is actively prevented from responding to the food crisis in a timely fashion."
"Governments must not intervene to impose limits on food exports, nor distort the flow of food stocks to the production of biofuels.
The only workable policy response is to set up an open, market-oriented system for the production, distribution and consumption of food that enable farmers to respond to genuine market demands and ensure consumer needs are met."
Como vemos, los productores argentinos no tenemos nada de peculiar. Pero si podemos cumplir en la mitad de tiempo el desafío que plantea la FAO. Depende de las políticas internas, más que nada.