Developing Countries: Food

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 15th June 2022.

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Photo of Chris Law Chris Law Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that global food and nutrition is prioritised at the upcoming G7 Leaders’ Summit.

Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK attaches a high priority to ensuring a strong and coherent G7 response that mitigates the risk of a global food price crisis and improves global food and nutrition security. We have been taking a leading role in G7 efforts to enable Ukraine to export its stored grain and in ensuring multilateral organisations deliver on their pledges such as the $30 billion from the World Bank Group. We have been fully supportive of the G7 President led Global Alliance on Food Security to scale up support for food production and support to vulnerable peoples in developing countries in a needs-based, coordinated manner - we see it as building on rather than duplicating current structures and as helping to contain fragmentation of responses to the crisis globally.

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