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Milking the poor
The dairy giant Arla Foods produces milk powder with EU subsidies, which enables the company of selling at artificially low prices in Bangladesh.
This creates unfair competition for local farmers, who are forced to lower their prices and hinders their ascent out of poverty. This is documented in the report ‘Milking the poor’ published by ActionAid Denmark.
|ActionAid Press Release:
EU Agricultural Policy putting poor farmers out of business says ActionAid report.
Massive subsidies in the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy are putting local farmers in poor countries out of business, reveals a new report by ActionAid.
|EU subsidies are hurting dairy farmers in Bangladesh
Every year the dairy giant Arla Foods is exporting huge amounts of milk powder to Bangladesh. A new report from ActionAid criticizes the export: It creates unfair competition in Bangladesh, where local farmers are forced to lower their prices, thereby hindering their ascent out of poverty.
|Diving head first into milk
Activists from ActionAid Denmark dived into a milk-pool Tuesday the 27th at Nytorv in Copenhagen to protest against the EU’s agricultural subsidies and their damaging effects on poor farmers in Bangladesh.
|Video: I love my Milk, but "Stop Milking the Poor"
EU milk powder exports are undercutting local producers of fresh milk and domestic processors of milk powder. This short video feature lends a voice to the victims – the smallholder farmers, who often lose the struggle to support their own families.