Tackling the Global Food Crisis: A Mission Unaccomplished

Tackling the Global Food Crisis: A Mission Unaccomplished

08 July 2010

A new report released on 8 July 2010, The High Food Price Challenge: A Review of Responses to Combat Hunger, by the UK Hunger Alliance and the Oakland Institute, reveals that a major initiative launched by the Group of 8 (G8) in July 2009 has failed to address the global hunger crisis, which currently affects more than a billion people.

The G8 announced the L’Aquila Food Security Initiative in July 2009 to support food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture, with a promise of $20 billion worth of investment over three years. However, one year on from the L’Aquila commitments, it is evident that the international response to the food price crisis has been insufficient and often inappropriate, despite rising levels of hungry people.

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Tackling the Global Food Crisis: A Mission Unaccomplished

A new report released on 8 July 2010, The High Food Price Challenge: A Review of Responses to Combat Hunger, by the UK Hunger Alliance and the Oakland Institute, reveals that a major initiative launched by the Group of 8 (G8) in July 2009 has failed to address the global hunger crisis, which currently affects more than a billion people.