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Monday, 21 May 2012

EU support for New alliance to benefit small farmers

As a prelude to the G8 Summit, the European Commission welcomed the May 18 launch of the "New Alliance to improve Food and nutrition security". The EU has been actively supporting the preparation of the "New Alliance",  which is intended to boost productivity, domestic and international private sector investments and supporting innovation and technology in Africa.
The EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva and EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs recalled the EU's support during the food crises which seriously affected both the Horn of Africa and the Sahel, and stated: “We are confident that, by making donors and the private sector work together, we can help tackle the root causes of hunger and eradicate hunger. The EU will actively support the New Alliance and ensure that all new initiatives benefit primarily small farmers and women."

Source: The European Commission