At the 2009 L'Aquila G8 Summit, the G8 countries pledged $22 billion to "take urgent action to eradicate hunger from the world." Soon after, a new US global hunger and food security strategy, Feed the Future, was created to put into practice the Principles for Sustainable Food Security. The 2012 G8 summit at Camp David again emphasized food security alongside discussion of conventional security issues like the eurozone, Afghanistan, and nuclear non-proliferation. President Obama announced a "New Alliance" for food security in Africa, stating "It's a moral imperative, it's an economic imperative and it's a security imperative."
What are the results and lessons from this fundamentally different approach to global security? Were the promises made at the 2012 G8 meeting at Camp David be enough to ensure a transparent and accountable food and nutrition security initiative?
"From L'Aquila to Camp David: Feed the Future and the U.S. Commitment to Global Food Security"
Julie Howard - Chief Scientist, USAID Bureau for Food Security; former coordinator
"Feed the Future Transparency and Accountability: Have the G8 achieved it?"
Emily Alpert - Senior Policy Manager for Agriculture & Food Security, ONE
This is the fifth and final program in the Center for International Studies series on "Food (In)Security: Access, Equity, Frameworks." The event was cosponsored by the Center for International Studies, the Global Health Initiative, and University Communications.