Alternative Farming Becoming Increasingly Important

In Germany and Benin, two groups examined and analyses the issues of agriculture and consumption in each country. They have now presented their results in Berlin – where not only positive aspects were noted.

Building a bio gas plant in Germany can lead to higher prices for bread in Africa. What may seem strange at first glance is a consequence of the even increasing dependencies between the continents. The generation of alternative energies has been promoted and facilitated in the Federal Republic of Germany for several years now. With farmers becoming energy producers in the process. Not only is this reducing the harvests, but the prices for agricultural products are also increasing. Because the cost of using the land is growing more and more due to the energy subsidies. And as large parts of Africa are dependent on grain imports from Europe, the German phase out of nuclear power can prove expensive for the consumers in Africa.

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