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On the road to agricultural ... degrowth




by Exnihiloest » 20/09/21, 19:58

 
"Fully Organic Agriculture?
Sri Lanka cripples farmers, causes food shortage
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https://www.acsh.org/news/2021/09/09/al ... tage-15796

"When we argue over genetically modified crops and pesticides in the developed world, the outcome of the debate does not determine whether or not we are hungry. Restricting and banning the technologies used by farmers can have very serious repercussions, but we have not yet experimented with many; most of us live within minutes of several grocery stores stocked with almost any food we could possibly need. We have so much to eat that even the poorest of us struggle with obesity.
This is not the case in many countries around the world. Restricting farmers' access to pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, for example, can limit their production and lead to severe food shortages. Sri Lanka is experiencing this right now, as George Mason University economist Alex Tabarrok noted earlier this week:

"The president of Sri Lanka brutally banned chemical fertilizers earlier this year in an attempt to become 100% organic. The ban resulted in reduced production and soaring prices which, along with the decline in tourism and the pandemic, created an economic crisis
."

Why complain? That's what degrowth is all about: not having enough to eat, reducing populations, going back to the centuries of famines and epidemics. As the article suggests, degrowth is a fad of well-heeled bobos.
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by GuyGadeboisTheBack » 20/09/21, 21:02

Misinformation, lies, bias, morbid focus, partiality, chronic imbecility, rude manipulation ... All of Blédina is there ... which focuses solely on its pet peeve: Ecology.

This freak overlooks:

1: The civil war, ended in 2009 which left the country bloodless.
2: The abuses against the Tamil minority which continue unabated and which does not generate a serene climate, it is little to say.
3: The pandemic which resulted in the rich hoarding essential foodstuffs by stockpiling.
4: An unprecedented economic crisis.
5: The jihadist attacks that mess even more shit everywhere.
6: The stranglehold of international finance which is rotting everything.

A straw !

In Sri Lanka the economic crisis becomes a food crisis

Sri Lankan authorities have declared a state of food emergency after the Covid crisis and its economic consequences triggered shortages of basic foodstuffs.
The economic crisis is preventing imports and these are now some of the most needed commodities that Sri Lanka lacks. While 200 people a day are declared dead from Covid-19 in this country of 21 million inhabitants, the authorities have announced a state of food emergency. “President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he has ordered the introduction of emergency measures to counter the hoarding of sugar, rice and other essential foods. He appointed a senior army officer to the post of "commissioner general of essential services, responsible for coordinating the supply of paddy, rice, sugar and other consumer goods". In particular, the government has increased sanctions against food stocks, while long queues form in front of stores. This measure follows the sharp rise in the prices of sugar, rice, onions and potatoes in this country of 21 million inhabitants which also suffers from shortages of powdered milk, kerosene and cooking gas. Queues have formed in front of food stores, ”writes Le Monde.

The global Covid epidemic is directly responsible for the situation. Tourism collapsed, GDP contracted and so did foreign exchange stocks. “In order to save them, the government has banned the imports of many non-essential products such as vehicles, sanitary equipment, but also edible oils and turmeric, an essential spice in local cuisine. Importers say they are no longer able to obtain the dollars necessary for the authorized purchase of certain products and medicines, ”adds the French daily.

The situation is particularly alarming with a devaluation of the local rupee by 20% against the dollar. Preventing any projection of an economic stimulus plan, however key for most countries that want to revive their domestic wealth and resume growth.
https://www.speedylife.fr/Au-Sri-Lanka- ... a1958.html

Food emergency declared in Sri Lanka, illegitimate debt starves people

It is a serious economic and monetary crisis which ravages Sri Lanka, while the banks, short of foreign currency, are no longer able to finance imports. The country declared itself, Tuesday, August 31, in a state of food emergency. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he has ordered the introduction of emergency measures to counter the hoarding of sugar, rice and other essential foods. He appointed a senior army officer to the post of "commissioner general of essential services, responsible for coordinating the supply of paddy, rice, sugar and other consumer goods".


Populated by 22 million inhabitants, with a GDP of 80,7 billion USD in 2020 (current USD), Sri Lanka is the 4th largest economy in South Asia. After the end of the civil war that lasted 26 years, Sri Lanka has reaped the dividends of peace, with a period of strong growth (+ 6,4% on average between 2010 and 2015) driven by the construction sector and services. The rate of growth slowed from 2016 (average of 2% over the period 2016 - 2020) due to political instability, the weak diversification of the economy, the insufficiency of productive investment and the deterioration of public finances. The most important sectors of the economy are: the textile and clothing industry (50% of exports), agriculture (tea, rubber, coconut: 23% of exports), tourism (1,9 M tourists in 2019, 3rd source of foreign currency income: 3,6 billion USD in 2019, before the effects of the Covid), logistics (the port of Colombo ranks 24th in the world) and offshoring. Remittances from expatriate workers (7,1 billion USD in 2020) are the second source of foreign currency, after exports of goods (10 billion USD).

In 2019, Sri Lanka's GDP / capita was 1,8 times that of India. As of July 2019, Sri Lanka had joined the category of “Upper Middle Income Countries” (PRITS). However, in its July 2020 ranking, the World Bank demoted Sri Lanka to the category of “Lower Middle Income Countries” (LMICs) with a GDP / capita of USD 4020, which is slightly below the minimum level. of $ 4046 required to stay in the higher category. The country has favorable social indicators, with the highest HDI in South Asia (0,78). The literacy rate is 92% and the skilled workforce is of a good standard.

In 2020, the Covid affected a country that had already been weakened by the jihadist attacks of Easter 2019. Marked by two months of strict confinement from mid-March to mid-May 2020, a strong upsurge of the virus from October and the sudden end of tourist arrivals, the country experienced the first contraction of GDP since 2001 (-3,6%). The share of investment in GDP fell by 5,2 points to 25,2%. However, Sri Lanka has shown encouraging signs of resilience and the government has stepped in through increased public spending (to 0,7% of GDP) to support the economy. Thus, after a sharp contraction in GDP in Q2 2020 (-16%), it increased by + 1,5% in Q3 and + 1,3% in Q4. The industrial sector was the most affected by the pandemic with a contraction of activity of 6,9%. The service sector and agriculture registered a contraction of 1,5% and 2,4% respectively. Inflation has been contained (+ 4,6% in 2020), although the increase in agricultural prices has been around 10% since mid-2020. In 2020, this contraction resulted in a drop in GDP per capita which fell to 3682 USD, an increase in unemployment from 4,8 to 5,5% and an increase in the poverty rate from 9,2%. to 11,7% of the population.

Two weeks ago, Sri Lanka's central bank raised interest rates in an attempt to bolster the local currency. Its foreign exchange reserves fell to $ 2,8 billion at the end of July, from $ 7,5 billion in November 2019, when the government took control of the country. The rupee has lost more than 20% of its value against the US dollar in that same time frame, according to official data. This country, due in large part to the health crisis, finds itself in a situation of no longer being able to feed its population. It finds itself strangled by debt while its economy is dormant. The issue of debt is central. The erasure of interest does not harm the creditors but gives the country concerned a springboard. The debt of countries in difficulty is illegitimate, all the more so in a period of "health war".

"But the debt is its current form, controlled, dominated by imperialism, a cleverly organized reconquest so that Africa, its growth, its development obeys levels, standards that are totally foreign to us, making so that each of us becomes the financial slave, in other words the slave of those who have had the opportunity, the ruse, the deceit of placing the funds with us with the obligation to repay. »Thomas Sankara

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https://www.temoignages.re/politique/ed ... les,102083

In short, nothing to do with the president's measures ...

No, the guy gives us the words of a dirty idiot who is pro glyphosate, pro vaccine, pro GMO, who denies contamination with heavy metals, etc, etc ... An asshole of the "Blédina stable" in all his horror ... When one reaches this level of mental filth and dares to create such a filthy subject, one can reasonably think that the future of mankind is gravely compromised, if such bitches are in charge.
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by Exnihiloest » 20/09/21, 21:59

GuyGadeboisLeRetour wrote:Misinformation, lies, bias, morbid focus, partiality, chronic imbecility, rude manipulation ... All of Blédina is there ... which focuses solely on its pet peeve: Ecology.

This freak overlooks:

1: The civil war, ended in 2009 which left the country bloodless.
2: The abuses against the Tamil minority which continue unabated and which does not generate a serene climate, it is little to say.
3: The pandemic which resulted in the rich hoarding essential foodstuffs by stockpiling.
4: An unprecedented economic crisis.
5: The jihadist attacks that mess even more shit everywhere.
6: The stranglehold of international finance which is rotting everything.
...


Gadget just brought water to my mill : Lol: , that he is stupid, this rotten.

Did the President of Sri Lanka ignore all this?
Certainly not !
But it is against this background that he brutally banned chemical fertilizers earlier this year in an attempt to become 100% organic, and the ban resulted in reduced production and soaring prices which, along with the decline of tourism and the pandemic, have created an economic crisis.
So everything to do with the president's actions.


That is to say that the ecological ideology must apply whatever the context. "Rather dead than not green"must be his motto. The problem is that those who die are not these well-off sore instigators advocating green measures, but the less fortunate people.
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by GuyGadeboisTheBack » 20/09/21, 22:03

(This guy is completely crazy, but to bind .... Help !!!!!)
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by dede2002 » 21/09/21, 15:27

Exnihiloest wrote: 
... We have so much to eat that even the poorest of us struggle with obesity. [/ B]
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Do you recognize there that there is a problem? Which has nothing to do with organic farming! (on the contrary...)
There are also people who die from obesity.
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by humus » 21/09/21, 16:05

Exnihiloest wrote: 
Restricting farmers' access to pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, for example, can limit their production and lead to severe food shortages.
...
"The president of Sri Lanka brutally banned chemical fertilizers earlier this year in an attempt to become 100% organic. The ban resulted in reduced production and soaring prices which, along with the decline in tourism and the pandemic, created an economic crisis[/ i]. "

It is certain that if there is no support in terms of recent agricultural techniques (without biocides), it is the disaster.
All this example shows is that it is not enough to decide to change course, but it is still necessary to decide. : roll:

Exnihiloest wrote: That's what degrowth is all about: not having enough to eat, reducing populations, going back to the centuries of famines and epidemics.

Irrational!
Scarecrow or old Boomer's paranoia ...
The shade and the few "funny" boomers from here, making 2.

Cuba has succeeded in being 100% organic, following the abandonment of Russian infusions and still under US embargo.
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by GuyGadeboisTheBack » 21/09/21, 16:18

The problem raised by Blédina is pure smoke.
Huge interests still lie behind a false humanitarian concern. Which branch is complaining the most about this policy change? The tea producers with at his head one of the richest men in the area nicknamed "the master of Ceylon tea", Herman Gunaratne, who cultivates (among others, but ALSO makes organic) the Virgin White one of the most dear in the world ... So the traders, roast beef and the Marriage brothers (but not that) are in their pants.

Add to that an entire country in phase (and in a position) to escape the stranglehold of agro-chemistry and you will easily understand that the problem is purely Western-liberal! Indeed, we know how to grow (and we grow) rice without inputs (oxen fertilize during work, fish farming, when it is practiced in rice fields, also purifies and fertilizes, ducks too, and they take care of it. more free of parasites), vegetables and no one eats salad tea.

Seeing a big client disappear is not seen with a good eye by everyone and lobbyists like Cameron English are quick to utter cries of orchard, obviously relayed by our "friend" with the brain replaced by a broth eleven o'clock.
Bad luck, my brother-in-law is married to a Sri Lankan who has family there, and after a phone call, she told me that the situation is not at all catastrophic !!! So lie, verified.
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by sicetaitsimple » 21/09/21, 16:39

GuyGadeboisLeRetour wrote:Bad luck, my brother-in-law is married to a Sri Lankan who has family there, and after a phone call, she told me that the situation is not at all catastrophic !!! So lie, verified.


Ah bah if the wife of your beauf says it after a phone call, there. It is unstoppable! Thank you!
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by GuyGadeboisTheBack » 21/09/21, 16:43

sicetaitsimple wrote:
GuyGadeboisLeRetour wrote:Bad luck, my brother-in-law is married to a Sri Lankan who has family there, and after a phone call, she told me that the situation is not at all catastrophic !!! So lie, verified.


Ah bah if the wife of your beauf says it after a phone call, there. It is unstoppable! Thank you!

I would rather believe the people who are there than a stupid lobbyist who defends the steak of his bosses. Another pure Kikikon who doesn't give a damn about realities, preferring fiction to them.
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