G-20 Los Cabos food security commitment

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June 2012

Commitment

  • G-20 members commit to continue their efforts on their initiatives to fight hunger and improve food security, including the Action Plan and the food security pillar of the Seoul Multi-Year Action Plan on Development, the Tropical Agriculture Platform, the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management, the GEO Global Agriculture Monitoring, research initiatives for wheat, rice and corn, the Rapid Response Forum, regional emergency food reserves, the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program and support for the Principles of Responsible Agriculture Investment.
  • The commitment to remove export restrictions was reaffirmed.
  • G-20 leaders strongly welcome the launch of the “AgResults” Initiative, aimed at improving food security for the poor and vulnerable by encouraging private sector innovation of new agricultural products and systems constrained by market failures in agriculture.
  • An Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) will be created to prevent worldwide food price speculation.
  • Leaders also agreed to support development of and greater use of available technologies in order to adapt agriculture to climate change.

Target

As above. Full list of G-20 countries policy commitments is available here [pdf].

Progress

The G-20 Agriculture Vice Ministers / Deputies Meeting report [pdf] provides information on progress made on previous commitments.

Gap

No numerical targets were set, thus it is difficult to measure a gap.

Additionality

It is not clear how these commitments relate to other food security commitments.

Read the full text of the Summit Declaration [pdf].