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BRICS and food security

... drought in over a century provided impetus for the agriculture ministers of the BRICS nations to gather in Brasilia in March and launch a manifesto designed to make the group a key player in the global food security regime. But they did. Now the world is waiting.... ... business ethics perspective the effort makes sense and can add value to the BRICS brand. But success depends on China, India and Brazil, who are impacted by drought and infrastructure problems that step on their economic performance. And Russia is dealing with a sanctions regime that includes food, orchestrated by Washington and its European allies. BRICS food ...


BRICS: A New Actor in Global Security

... personnel strength within UN contingents ( see Table 1 ). Table 1. BRICS countries in UN Peacekeeping Activities (as of October 31, 2012) Country Police Experts Military Total India 1 001 51 6 812 7 864 South Africa 61 20 2 120 2 201 China 172 37 1710 1 919 Brazil 11 24 1676 1 711 Russia 38 62 5 105 BRICS countries 1 283 194 12 323 13 800 All countries 12 811 1 899 83 611 98 321 Source : UN India indisputably outnumbers its BRICS partners and is followed by Brazil, with South Africa and China trailing behind. Russia is the unquestionable underachiever, ...


BRICS… More Hungry For Power Than Food?

... seek to become a doppelganger for the Paris-based Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). But even without a headquarters, a leader and lacking a professionally crafted media image, that is what’s happening. Meanwhile, Russia has hedged its bets, announcing its intention to join the OECD in 2015, after national elections in Brazil and India. Wouldn’t it be better for the BRICS to put that $100 billion on hold and use it to promote food security and agricultural coordination among the members? After all, all of the BRICS economies are caught in what economists call ...


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