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Foreign Aid and Trade: A Balanced Approach to Promote Greater Food Security

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 07.28.2012 | World
Eva M. Clayton

This G8 summit was, yet again, a missed opportunity for international leaders to make a real commitment to long-term food security and support for African and developing world farmers.

A New Alliance for the Future

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Rep. Karen Bass

President Obama's New Alliance announcement is an acknowledgment that the global community is capable of achieving an enormous impact even in an economic environment where many nations are being forced to retreat from their promises.

From Pledges to Progress: G8 Leaders Must Take Action Now

Robynne Anderson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Robynne Anderson

By 2050, there will be 9 billion people living on our planet, and to feed these people we are going to need 70 percent more food to meet demand. That's a big challenge, and one that requires commitments and investment from world leaders to help overcome.

PHOTOS: Top G8 Summit Protests Of Past Decade

Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact

While activists won’t be officially invited to the table of G8 leaders at Camp David this weekend, they will certainly make sure their voices are he...

Looking To 2013 And The UK Presidency Of The G8

Ben Jackson | Posted 07.19.2012 | Impact
Ben Jackson

While it is too early to speculate about what the UK government will prioritize next year, and it's unlikely that it will publish any formal agenda until the end of this year, we do know that much has changed since the last UK presidency of the G8 in 2005.

The Unsung Heroes of African Health Systems

Lisa Meadowcroft | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Lisa Meadowcroft

Frontline health workers are really the backbone of effective health systems in developing countries. These workers are members of the community who live in the communities they serve and understand the needs as well as the barriers to achieving optimal health.

Food Security: A Ripe Opportunity For The G8

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

Not only that we must redouble our efforts to increase our overall food production, but that we must do this with a smaller impact on the climate while promoting sustainable diets and uncovering new methods for efficient distribution and waste prevention.

Empowering Women Farmers Is Key To Ensuring Global Food Security

Roger Thurow | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Roger Thurow

bringing the benefits of agricultural development to the farmers at the end of the road, is the challenge within the challenge.

We Need To Work Harder To Save 2.6 Million Children A Year From Nutrition-Related Deaths

Carole Presern | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Carole Presern

We hope G8 leaders commit to action and investment to improve nutrition for mothers and children during the critical 1,000 days from pregnancy to age 2, when nutrition can have a lifelong impact on a child's future in terms of both health and development.

Food Security Means Water Too

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Bill_Corcoran

As G-8 leaders hold their lengthy discussions about the challenges facing the world, they can reach out to the glass in front of them for a refreshing sip of water. What a luxury! In most places in the world, a sip of water could cause diarrhea or other water-born illness.

Too Much at Stake: The G8's Responsibility to Tackle Child Hunger

Tom Arnold | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Tom Arnold

The fight against hunger, especially child hunger, is at a critical crossroads. We have never had as much knowledge, evidence, political will and grassroots engagement as we do today to make malnutrition history.