WFP Stresses Need for Food Security Public-Private Partnerships Before Camp David G8 Meeting
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partnerships (PPP). Nancy Roman,
WFP Director of Communications, Public
Policy and Private Partnerships.
- In the past, it was not thought that corporations could do "anything meaningful to address global social problems like hunger and disease. Companies were relegated to check-writing and building fire-walls between their businesses and what we all called 'corporate philanthropy'."
- The public is increasing looking to "the private sector’s prowess, intelligence and ingenuity as they appeal to the corporate world to conquer what the public sector has failed to overcome, namely hunger, poverty and their associated problems."
- Government "needs to join forces with corporations to form food security private-public partnerships. Businesses, have to figure out how to build solutions into their business models."
- "A excellent example of a operational food security public-private partnerships is the Ethiopia chickpea project supported by USAID, PepsiCo, and WFP grow chickpeas and fight child malnutrition.