World Vision has pushed for food and agriculture to be a focal issue of CHOGM and we are making four recommendations to the G20 to facilitate improved food security and nutrition for the world’s poor:
- Work with governments, the UN, other transnational bodies, civil society and the private sector to develop a global strategy and mechanisms that ensure early and effective response to prevent acute food insecurity and malnutrition.
- Ensure that agriculture and food security policies and programs include improved nutrition outcomes for women and children as a key objective.
- Implement systems and mechanisms that reduce extreme and volatile food prices by increasing market transparency and reducing the impact of biofuels on food prices.
- Provide increased and better coordinated support for small scale farmers.
Recommendation four above has been echoed by many food security, agriculture and nutrition experts – but why is small scale farming so important and what sort of support is required? The purpose of this report is to answer that question.