Dependency on food imports leads to food crises in many developing countries

Worldwide, the potential collapse of food imports threatens the food security of 200 million people. Countries in North Africa and Central America are the most dependent on imports, although the poor there are less affected. By contrast, in Sub-Saharan Africa, the dependence on imports is lower, but the poor are more affected. These were the findings of researchers of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)