Food Crisis Global Review, Part 2: Export Controls

Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture has come out with a map, published recently in the Nikkei Shinbun, on the growing numbers of countries implementing food export prohibitions and tarrifs on exports.

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About Curzon

Lord George Nathaniel Curzon (1859 - 1925) entered the British House of Commons as a Conservative MP in 1886, where he served as undersecretary of India and Foreign Affairs. He was appointed Viceroy of India at the turn of the 20th century where he delineated the North West Frontier Province, ordered a military expedition to Tibet, and unsuccessfully tried to partition the province of Bengal during his six-year tenure. Curzon served as Leader of the House of Lords in Prime Minister Lloyd George's War Cabinet and became Foreign Secretary in January 1919, where his most famous act was the drawing of the Curzon Line between a new Polish state and Russia. His publications include Russia in Central Asia (1889) and Persia and the Persian Question (1892). In real life, "Curzon" is a US citizen from the East Coast who has been a financial analyst, freelance translator, and university professor; he is currently on assignment in Tokyo.
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5 Responses to Food Crisis Global Review, Part 2: Export Controls

  1. naheis says:

    Mozambique or Tanzania?

  2. Nathan says:

    I’ve lost track since they go back and forth on it, but Pakistan has been restricting wheat exports too. They’re allowing transit of shipments from India to Afghanistan, but assorted thugs in the tribal areas have instituted their own bans on shipments to Afghanistan.

  3. Curzon says:

    Did I color the wrong country? Blame the Nikkei Shinbun, I just copied their map and text.

  4. Josh SN says:

    The map is wrong in some ways. For example, India has a deal set up for this year to send a (quarter or half) million tons of rice to Myanmar, to deal with Myanmar’s expected shortfall of 1 million tons.

    By the way, Myanmar is a cooler name for the country than the British colonialist’s Burma, even if the awful SPDC, the junta formerly known as SLORC, adopted it.

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