2011 : Contributions from international organizations to G20 discussions on food security

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The purpose of these G20-commissioned reports is to stimulate discussion and decisions among G20 Members.  The reports have not been endorsed by the International Organizations from which they have emanated: the recommendations in the reports should not be seen as formal agency, UN system or HLTF positions. 

 Price volatility in food and agricultural markets : policy responses

G20 leaders at their summit meeting in November 2010 requested FAO, IFAD, IMF, OECD, UNCTAD, WFP, the World Bank and the WTO (to) work with key stakeholders “to develop options for G20 consideration on how to better mitigate and manage the risks associated with the price volatility of food and other agriculture commodities, without distorting market behavior, ultimately to protect the most vulnerable.”

The preparation of this report, coordinated by the FAO and the OECD, has been undertaken in a truly collaborative manner by FAO, IFAD, IMF, OECD, UNCTAD,WFP, the World Bank, the WTO, IFPRI and the UN HLTF. The report was submitted to the French Presidency of the G20 on 2 June 2011.

Download : Interagency Report to the G20 on Food Price Volatility

 Nutrition interventions for the most vulnerable and access to humanitarian supplies: progress and prospects

This report responds to a request from Brazil, Canada, France and Japan (co-facilitators on Food Security), on behalf of the co-chairs of the G20 Development Group. It contributes to Food Security Pillar Action 2 – the mitigation of risk associated with food insecurity and price volatility, and enhancement of protection for the most vulnerable. It focuses on enhancing human and social capital within communities at risk through a) ensuring access to humanitarian supplies and b) addressing the nutritional needs of the most vulnerable.

This report has been prepared by the World Bank and other members of the UN System High Level Task Force on Food Security (HLTF).

Download : Interagency Report to the G20 on Nutrition and Humanitarian Supplies

 Options for Promoting Responsible investment in Agriculture

G20 leaders at their summit meeting in November 2010 requested UNCTAD, the World Bank, IFAD, FAO “to develop options for G20 consideration for promoting responsible investment in agriculture”

This report has been prepared by FAO, IFAD, UNCTAD and the World Bank

Download : Interagency Report to the G20 on Promoting Responsible Investment in Agriculture

 Transforming Agricultural Innovation Systems for Global Impact

The G20 requested FAO and the World Bank to examine and recommend potential innovative results-based mechanisms, such as those examined by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and advanced market commitments for enhanced agricultural productivity with the view of strengthening long term investments in agriculture research systems

Download : Transforming Agricultural Innovation Systems for Global Impact FAO WB report

 Policy coherence

The Co-Facilitators of the G20 food security experts of the Development Working Group have contacted the Chair of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to submit a report to the G20 June meeting which provides an overview of the main initiatives being undertaken by the CFS.  

Download : G20 policy coherence CFS

 Improving risk management to better cope with food price volatility - Intermediary report

This report has been prepared by Pierre Jacquet on the request of President Sarkozy.

Download : G20- Improving risk management - intermediary report

 

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1106 Interagency Report to the G20 on Food Price Volatility.pdf865.26 KB
1106 Interagency Report to the G20 on Nutrition and Humanitarian Supplies.pdf395.69 KB
1106 Interagency Report to the G20 on Promoting Responsible Investment in Agriculture.pdf474.33 KB
110603 Transforming Agricultural Innovation Systems for Global Impact_FAO_WB.doc59.74 KB
110602 G20 policy coherence CFS .doc146.5 KB
10513 G20- Improving risk management - intermediary report.doc155.5 KB

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