Food Security, Agriculture andNutrition
G8 Background Policy Brief
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The U.S. G8/G20 Task Force urges G8 leaders to implement the following recommendations atthe May summit in C
. As the largest association of U.S.-based, non-profitorganizations, InterAction, its members, and allies seek to address the impact of global poverty.The current financial crisis has had a serious impact on commitments made by G8 members todeveloping nations. Through strong actions and a commitment to greater transparency, the G8should leverage good governance efforts by its partners and remove impediments to economicgrowth.Recognizing that the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals is approachingrapidly, G8 leaders should commit to a C
Food Security, Agriculture, and NutritionSecurity Initiative that would build upon, revitalize and improve the commitments made at
L’Aquila in 2009. They should reaffirm their commitment to the Rome Principles, improve theL’Aquila Initiative’s transparency and accountability, and reinvigorate L’Aquila through a results
-oriented focus on achieving ambitious impact targets through country agricultural investmentplans and complementary investments in nutrition. To accomplish this, leaders should begin by
meeting their outstanding L’Aquila financial pledges by the end of 2012. Moving forward,
leaders should make a new financial pledge for the three-year period 2013-2015, prioritizingmalnutrition, women small-scale farmers, and sustainable agricultural practices..
Summary of Recommendations
As a part of this commitment, the G8 nations should:1.
Pledge not less than $30 billion for food security, agriculture and nutrition over thethree-year period 2013-2015
to meet the needs outlined in country agricultural investmentplans and to ensure a robust impact on reducing chronic malnutrition.2.
Prioritize support for investments in agriculture and food security
that benefit womensmall-scale farmers; employ climate resilient techniques; use sustainable approaches; integratelinkages to nutrition outcomes; and address the special needs and vulnerabilities of pastoralists.In addition, the G8 should prioritize interventions that address chronic malnutrition during thecritical window from pregnancy to age two.