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Wednesday, 25 September 2013 12:11

G-20 Food Security in Africa: Measures to Strengthen the G-20 Agenda

Written by Cerkia Bramley

SAIIA Policy Briefing 73, September 2013

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Against a background of growing international concern over the security of world food supply, the G-20 group of nations first recognised the need for improved global management of food security at its Pittsburgh summit in 2009. Since then, the G-20 has progressively prioritised its stance on food insecurity through growing commitments to strengthening food production systems and reducing commodity price volatility. After South Africa became the first African country to join the G-20, hopes arose for stronger representation of African interests in that forum.

Although the G-20 food security discourse increasingly has focused on the developing world and is generally aligned with food security concerns on the African continent, further measures can be taken to strengthen the impact of G-20 food security policies in Africa, where most of the world’s food insecure people live.

Author: Cerkia Bramley

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