One of the major contradictions in the world of today surely is the fact that most third World countries, although the majority of their population is involved in agriculture, are not in a position to feed themselves and have to import food on a large scale. While agricultural and food exports from the rich to the poor countries have been rising in response to increased productivity, exports from the poor to the rich countries have been diminishing. While prices of products from the rich aountrieshave been rising, those of products from the poor countries have declined or tend to decline.

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