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Global Policy Forum, MISEREOR and Brot für die Welt launch a new working paper on the "Corporate influence through the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa"

Author: Brot für die Welt, MISEREOR & Global Policy Forum (Germany), Published on: 4 August 2014

...Global Policy Forum, MISEREOR and Brot für die Welt launch a new working paper on the "Corporate influence through the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa". The...paper puts a spotlight on how business interests are promoted through the G8NA...[T]he paper shows how the initiative bundles existing policy initiatives and aligns national policies to corporate interests. The paper concludes that the approach and objectives of the G8NA are highly problematic. The initiative...is dominated and tailored towards the interests of big corporate actors and is based on a reductionist approach of agricultural “development”....[L]astly, the G8NA is poorly institutionalized and disregards fundamental principles of transparency participation and accountability...

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