Working with international partners to reduce hunger and malnutrition in developing countries
The New Alliance for Food and Nutrition Security
Along with other G8 members, the UK is part of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. The New Alliance, set up under the US Presidency in 2012, aims to improve food security, farming and agribusiness across Africa in order to help pull 50 million people out of chronic poverty over 10 years. In its first year, more than 50 companies agreed to invest $3 billion in agriculture in Africa and to sign up to a new code of responsible investment.
The New Alliance will:
- help to reform the investment system to benefit the agricultural sector and stimulate investment in agriculture
- help more farmers access markets by, for example, linking smallholder farmers to markets by improving rural roads
- extend insurance services to smallholder farmers to help protect them from future droughts, crop failures or other catastrophes
- increase access to innovative technology for smallholder farmers
The UK also supports the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSP), a multidonor fund set up to help ensure that the global commitments on food and hunger made by the G20 in 2009 are delivered in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
- Read and download the cooperation frameworks from each of the countries involved - setting out how African governments - alongside G8 countries - will work together with the private sector to invest in agriculture