In Solidarity with African Civil Society, UK CSOs call on G8 to abandon New Alliance

argylesock says… Here’s some breaking news about agribusiness in Africa. We’re being asked to sign a statement against the ‘New Alliance’ within the next two days! I haven’t had chance to read the info yet, but here it is for anybody who reads my blog to form an opinion. You might choose to reblog too.

Food Governance

Several people and organisations in Africa, Europe and the UK have been raising concerns about the implications of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition promoted by G8 leaders.

Addressing these concerns, a coalition of UK Civil Society Organizations have written a statement in solidarity with African civil society to call on the G8 to abandon the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in light of the dangers it poses to smallholder farmers and efforts to combat hunger in Africa.

You can download a PDF of the statement here: StmtOnNewAlliance_May2013_forSignOn

They are requesting individuals to sign on.

The deadline for signing is midday Thursday 30 May 2013. I apologise for such a short deadline. Please confirm your intention to sign to Gromero (a) waronwant.org

More about the New Alliance

The New Alliance on Food Security and Nutrition is a private sector investment initiative launched by the G8 in May…

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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