‘New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition’-Partnering to fuel poverty in Africa??


David Cameron is hosting a hunger summit in London today. This summit is a meeting where some of the biggest corporations (including Monsanto, Cargill, Vodafone, and Unilever) in the world are going to pledge millions to “stop” world hunger. This is part of what is called the New Alliance on Food Security and Nutrition (called at the G8 last year). In actual fact, this New Alliance is going to be the vehicle to spread land grabbing and genetically modified crops across the African agricultural economy.


Image taken from waronwant.org

This report reveals how DFID has been using hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money with the express purpose of extending the power of agribusiness over the production of food, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. While this will increase the profits of corporate giants such as Monsanto, Unilever and Syngenta, it threatens to disempower small farmers and rural communities and condemn them to long-term poverty.

The report also lifts the lid on DFID’s support for a complex network of companies and investment funds registered in one of Africa’s foremost tax havens: Mauritius. This means that much UK aid is being routed through a known ‘conduit haven’, allowing companies to avoid paying taxes that could be used by national governments to support small farmers and genuine agricultural development.

To Conclude : The real winners from today’s hunger summit is not the African People it’s the Corporations !!!




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