Economic Essay

Submitted By danx14
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Pages: 5

Presented by:
Daniel Ruiz

Presented to:
Sébastien Forté

Economics Essay

World Food Program

09-05-2014

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this essay is basically show my opinion about the advantages and disadvantages of the World Food Programme and support it with arguments in a economic context.
The article is mainly taking about the World Food Programme (WFP) and his advantages. The world food programme is basically an organisation founded by the United Nations in 1961. This program was created with the purpose to co-ordinate the distribution of food aid to places in need around the world. The main reason why this program was created is because in the mid- 20th century famine has kill millions of people all over the world, so the ONU started to think of a way to help all these people and then created this program. The WFP helped to feed over 90 millions of people in 80 different countries. The way that they were given this aid to people was by giving them food staples often bought in developed countries. The problem that they weren't aware of, was that the more imported food they were giving to poor people, the more the local markets were in bankruptcy. when they finally realised the big economic problem that they were generating they found a solution, so for this moment on they gave other things like cash benefits and food vouchers so that way they were helping people and at the same time helping the local markets. This program's strategies had been helping a lot of people around the world and reducing deaths from famine.
I totally agree with this article because we live in a world that if we don't help each other we will end by losing everything. In my opinion we can't let people in necessity die because they cannot afford aliments. We definitely need to step up and do something for them and this programme is really helping in a huge way.

ARGUMENTS

1) I totally agree with the article because, the WFP helps countries in which people's acquisitive power is really low, and in which their inflation in really high and the unemployment rate is really high (more than 15% approximately). This means that people, in those countries, doesn't have enough or maybe any money to be able to buy some food or the basic stuff that all human beings need. As the rate of unemployment is high also, most of the people don't have money to buy any goods or services, so basically the WFP goes to those countries and help them by giving them food support which is one of the main things that we all need. In these countries a big part of the population in need are just teenagers and children whose parents can't afford food for them. So the WFP has an small program just for help schoolchildren so their future is not in danger. This program consist in providing them daily school meals which help them in many reasons like taking care of their health by giving them well-prepared food with nutrients and proteins that they need, or taking care of their nutrition with a balance diet, or taking care of their education because by giving them food, they help them concentrate and that way they can learn more. School feeding help children to be more focused in their studies rather than their stomachs and helps them to have more passion for school rather than being on streets, this way these children in the future will be able to work and that way produce their own income and move on with the economy.
2)Another main reason why I'm agreeing with the article is: In the underdeveloped countries, governments don't have the financial and economical capacities to subsidize their citizen because the government invest a lot all their resources trying to improve their own economy, they don't have more resources for help their citizen. The WFP analyse this situation and takes the decision to enter to help (this is why the WFP…