The most detailed G8 report ever issued, according to the Obama Administration...
During the G8 Summit at Camp David in Maryland, President Obama hosted a working luncheon devoted to African food security, following his announcement on Friday of the New Alliance for Food and Nutrition. The ten-year, $3+ billion plan is designed to lift 50 million people out of hunger and poverty. 45 private sector partners from Africa and the US have already signed on (the Fact Sheet). The effort builds on the L'Aquila Food Security Initiative, created in 2009 with the leadership of President Obama.
2012 marks the end of the three-year financial pledge period for the $22.2 billion investments made by participating countries for the L'Aquila Food Security Initiative, and the G8 on Saturday issued its first Accountability Report on the participating countries' efforts at fulfillment. It focuses on three key areas: The performance and action of the G8 countries in Food security, agricultural markets and trade, and nutrition.
The Accountability Report is "the most detailed ever put out by the G8," said Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs Michael Froman. "It will demonstrate that by and large the countries have worked hard to meet their commitments."
"Because of longstanding G8 commitments to improving global health and the importance of health to nutrition outcomes—particularly for mothers and infants—the report also includes a section on G8 performance and actions related to health," the report notes.
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