Published on August 10, 2012 at 12:50 PM
In the Guardian's "Poverty Matters" blog, Caroline Kende-Robb, executive director of the Africa Progress Panel, writes, "David Cameron's hunger summit focuses on an issue of critical importance for Africa. ... To prevent an ever-worsening cycle of hunger, the Africa Progress Panel calls on African governments and international agencies to adopt a number of policies." She continues, "First, put Africa's smallholder farmers and agricultural productivity at the center of national food security and nutrition strategies"; "[s]econd, create stronger social safety nets and focus more attention on the issue of inequality"; "[t]hird, create greater protection for Africans from increasingly common 'land grabs'"; and "[f]ourth, world leaders need to intensify their commitment to reducing hunger" (8/10).
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