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May 18, 2012

U.S. President Obama Enlists Food Security Private Aid

U.S. President Barack Obama
announcing the New Alliance
for Food Security and Nutrition.

U.S. President Obama Drafts Global Corporations to Provide Food Security Private Aid Under New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

Food security private aid received a big boost of support as U.S. President enlisted 45 global corporations to donate US$3 billion.  Corporations will participate under the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.  This group is an outcome of work previously done on food security private aid in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the African Union.

New food security private aid will come from diverse group of multi-national corporations.  This includes Monsanto, Diageo, Swiss Re, and Ethiopian coffee exporter, Mullege.  The alliance work will continue projects begun under the L’Aquila Food Security Initiative, which focuses on provision of seeds and fertilizer, as well as building grain storage, roads and other infrastructure.  Funds for this first phase were received from a pledge of $22 billion from G8 countries.

Photo credit. USAID, Feed the Future

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