G8

0 Global leaders try to get serious about hunger

Young people participating at the BigIf rally in Hyde Park. As the leaders of the world’s economic powers gather to discuss the state of the global economy and find common ground on pressing international issues, nutrition is featuring as a main topic. New research from the Lancet says that malnutrition is…

0 Obama promises private aid — or punts? — on fighting hunger in Africa

Tanzanian farmer compares maize yieldsCIMMYT Today, at the opening of the G8 (Group of Eight, richest nations) meeting likely to be focused mostly on the European financial crisis and NATO, President Barack Obama urged the international community to get serious about tackling hunger in Africa. To show his Administration’s commitment…

0 G8 cover-up of aid failure a sign of progress?

The Financial Times recently published this report based on an alleged cover-up by the G8 — the U.S., France, Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada and Russia — regarding some rich nations’ failure to keep their promises on foreign aid. Cover-ups always sound bad, but in one sense this is a…