Prime Minister Julia Gillard claims that Australians, due to how large and arid our country is, have a lot of expertise to impart in the field of agriculture. This is why (she claims) it is invaluable that we participate in a new $100 million program to improve food production in some of the poorest countries in the world. The program, in conjunction with the United Kingdom and Canada, aims to improve crop storage, fight crop disease, and produce more nutritious food. But, if the reason Australia should be involved is because of our expertise, why are we contributing $20million dollars instead of our expertise?

Sources:

Sky News: http://www.skynews.com.au/topstories/article.aspx?id=762404&vId=3330219&cId=Top%20Stories&play=true

Business Spectator: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/Aust-joins-food-production-program-VDQ4V?opendocument&src=rss