Anti-poverty Group Pushes for G8 Food Deal

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 15:18
Leaders of world’s industrial powers urged commit to boost agriculture investments in poor countries and end hunger and malnutrition among the poor

ONE Campaign says that leaders of the world's industrial powers should commit to boost agriculture investments in poor countries and end hunger and malnutrition among the poor when they meet outside Washington in May.

A group, co-founded by anti-poverty campaigners and rock stars, Bono and Bob Geldof, released a new report in which it says that increased donor support for agricultural investment plans in 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Central America could lift about 50 million people out of extreme poverty.

ONE Campaign's analysis identifies 30 poor countries, home to about 26 percent of the 1.4 billion extreme poor, which have globally backed agricultural investment plans that need donor support.

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