Farm Radio International urges Canadian Prime Minister to commit to agriculture at G8 Summit

    | June 23, 2008

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    Farm Radio International, along with 13 other Canadian NGOs such as the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Oxfam Canada, and USC Canada, signed a letter addressed to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, urging him to address the global food crisis at the next G8 summit, taking place in Hokkaido Toyako, Japan from July 7-9, 2008. The signatories are asking the Prime Minister to use the G8 summit gathering and subsequent international meetings to announce the following commitments: make agriculture a sector priority in Canadian aid, play a leadership role in the reform of the multilateral food/agriculture institutions, contribute to a supportive and non-threatening international trade environment, support the use of commodity agreements and food stocks to reduce price volatility, and avoid threats to food security posed by biofuel development.

    To view the full letter, please click on the following link: g8_food-crisis-ngo-letter.pdf