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24 May 2012 description
report G8

Three years after the G8 Summit at L’Aquila, Italy, the international community recognizes the importance of food security to development, inclusive economic growth and the dignity of all women and men. In that spirit, we welcome the success of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) in demonstrating African ownership and leadership, its call for expanded public and private investment in agriculture, and desire to build on the progress that African governments have made in advancing a vision for agricultural development in Africa.

13 Apr 2012 description
report G8

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 12, 2012

Following is the text of the G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting Chair's Statement:

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11 Jun 2004 description
report G8

Ending the Cycle of Famine in the Horn of Africa, Raising Agricultural Productivity, and Promoting Rural Development in Food Insecure Countries

We are united in our belief that famine is preventable in the 21st century. Famine, food insecurity, and malnutrition have many complex causes, and defeating them will require a global partnership between the governments of affected countries, donors, international institutions, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).