Problem

Inappropriate food aid

Other Names:
Disruptive food imports
Nature:

Food aid reduces local incentives to produce food, causes damaging shifts in food habits (away from local staples to imported wheat; away from breastfeeding to powdered milk), and undermines the cultural cohesiveness of the recipient country by introducing new cultural concepts which may be readily adopted but intrinsically disruptive to the traditional way of life.

Broader Problems:
Ineffectiveness of foreign aid
Related Problems:
Inadequacy of food aid
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
24.04.2019 – 13:30 CEST