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But as well as exciting corporate minds in Mumbai and Tokyo, AAGC thinkers are keen to stress that the corridor will offer a central role to Africa by aligning Japanese and Indian goals with the development priorities of partner regions and countries, especially in the areas of agriculture, disaster management, health and pharmaceuticals.
That incremental approach to development, focusing on African jobs and aspirations, has led many pundits to contrast the AAGC with the traditionally prescriptive role of Chinese assistance.
Yet AAGC organisers are keen to downplay the rivalry.
AAGC is a consortium of national and state organizations, as well as private-sector companies, representing a broad cross-section of meat, livestock and poultry production; agricultural input; grain marketing, handling and processing; feed manufacturing; and exporting interests.
The AAGC stressed the precariousness of idling millions of acres of farmland under 10- to 15-year CRP contracts given that global grain and oilseed stocks remain relatively tight, with production having fallen short of global usage in seven of the last 10 years.
agricultural demand sectors (every year) are faced with potential supply shortfalls and price volatility" to meet supply needs for food, feed, biofuels and exports, as well as potentially as carbon offsets if climate-change legislation is enacted, the AAGC said.
But as well as exciting corporate minds in Mumbai and Tokyo, AAGC thinkers are keen to stress that the corridor will offer a central role to Africa by aligning Japanese and Indian goals with the development pri- orities of partner regions and countries, especially in the areas of agriculture, disaster management, health and pharmaceuticals.
That incremental approach to development, focus- ing on African jobs and aspirations, has led many pundits to contrast the AAGC with the traditionally prescriptive role of Chinese assistance.
AAGC applauded Secretary Schafer's decision to allow penalty-free haying and grazing on certain CRP land but noted that the decision "will not adequately alleviate the direct pressure on the livestock industry or the increased feed cost pressures on other segments of agriculture and food industries.
AAGC reiterated that the current supply/demand situation for basic agricultural commodities continues to be precarious.
AAGC also noted that the tight crop supplies are a factor in the increase in food inflation.