In a Reuters article published today, Farming First’s Ajay Vashee warned of the possibility of another food crisis, given increasing demand and finite resources.
He was joined by the Italian Agriculture Minister and a representative from the FAO in highlighting the need to address these food security and sustainability issues before they become even more serious.
The article also discusses how agriculture funding has not been prioritised compared with the subsideis given to the finance sector since last autumn:
Farmers from poor and rich countries alike want to get more funds for agriculture, saying the sector has been neglected since the economic crisis broke out… Billions of dollars were poured out to prop up ailing banks, while funds are drying up to help the world’s almost 1 billion hungry, advocates for the poor say.
The G8 meeting takes place this weekend from 18-20 April.