Thursday, 24 May 2012

A NEW ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SECURITY, OR A TWO-TRACK AFRICA?

In a new post on the Future Agricultures Consortium blog, Ian Scoones examines the ‘New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition’, announced at a high-profile conference in Chicago last week - attended by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, three African Heads of State, Andrew Mitchell and others.

"...will the initiative really deal with the underlying political economic conditions that keep people poor? Or will it create a two-track Africa instead, dividing those able to benefit from private investment and neoliberal policy from those who lose out?
The sort of technical-economic fix offered by the G8 clearly fails to address the wider political and institutional questions and the needs and priorities of many of the region’s people..."

Read Ian's full post on the FAC blog.

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