Timothy Geithner


Gates Fdn & five nations give $97 million to fight hunger. Short by billions | 

World Bank

Hey, can we get a little help here?

In anticipation of an international meeting next week in South Korea that will likely focus on the global economy, currency regulation, trade and maybe climate change, it’s worth remembering:

A billion people, one out of every six on the planet, are hungry. Right now.

Next week is the G20, or “Group of Twenty” meeting of the world’s wealthiest nations in Seoul. The protesters and the police are already clashing conceptually in preparation for clashing in reality.

Today, the recently created Global Agriculture and Food Security Program announced it was awarding a second found of funding, $97 million, to fight hunger in Ethiopia, Niger and Mongolia. The primary goal is to help small farmers in these countries improve crop production as well as their own economic well-being. Continue reading