G8 L’Aquila Joint Statement on Global Food Security

Sectors : International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions, Regional cooperation and integration, Food security
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Development partnerships - International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions

“8. Strengthening global and local governance for food security is key to defeating hunger and malnutrition, as well as to promote rural development. ..To this end, we support the UN High Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis. At the same time, we support the fundamental reform processes underway in the FAO, the Committee on World Food Security, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research and the global agricultural research system through the Global Forum on Agricultural Research.”


Commitments in: Agriculture - Food security

“9. ...We agree to support a global effort whose core principles are country ownership and effectiveness. We pledge to advance by the end of 2009 – consistent with our other actions aimed at an improved global governance for food security – the implementation of the Global Partnership for Agriculture and Food Security. Its mission includes enhancing cooperation in achieving global food security, promoting better coordination at the country level and ensuring that local and regional interests are duly voiced and considered. We intend that the Global Partnership will count on a reformed and effective Committee on World Food Security involving all relevant stakeholders, including Governments, International and Regional Organisations, IFIs, civil society and farmer’s organizations, the private sector and scientific community.”