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Canada’s Chance To Lead Global Food Aid Reforms

August 17, 2010 | By |

Important opportunity for Canada to lead reform in global food aid governance

This week’s enthusiastic recommendation is an excellent perspectives piece recently added to the website of The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).  This article, Canada’s Chance To Lead Global Food Aid Reforms, describes why the rules governing “international food aid need serious overhaul, and Canada is well placed to do something about it.”

On April 20th this year, I attended a CIGI Environment and Resources Noon Lecture Series presentation by Jennifer Clapp:  “Over 1 Billion NOT Served: The Global Economic Crisis and Food Governance”.  It was a fascinating and very informative talk, and I was hoping to summarize a few of the main points for one of the EWB member learning sessions in our chapter this autumn.

How much better to have so many of the important points from that lecture presented so clearly and concisely by Dr. Clapp herself in this essay?  This information is relevant for EWB members and others interested in current news and perspective on how international food governance impacts hunger and poverty.

(Photo credit – IFAD/ Piero Tartagni)