|President Jakaya Kikwete, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia,
Ghana’s President John Atta Millls and President Yayi Boni of Benin,
chairman of the African Union as the first African leaders
to attend a G-8 summit at Camp David in Maryland, USA
The New Alliance represents a shared commitment to raise 50 million people out of poverty in the next decade by aligning commitments of Africa’s leadership, the private sector, and the G-8. Central features of the New Alliance will be realizing the promise of L’Aquila, launching partnerships, mobilizing private capital, reducing and managing risk, improving nutritional outcomes and reducing child stunting, ensuring accountability for results, and taking innovations to scale. The initial countries participating in the New Alliance will be Ethiopia, Ghana and Tanzania.
Straight Talk Africa on May 23, 2012. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture shares her thoughts with Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali on how leaders of the eight industrialized nations of the G8 and African nations gathered to address the acute food security agenda as the $20 billion pledge is about to expire from the 2009 L’Aquila, Italy meeting.
AND FOOD SECURITYAdvancing Food and Nutrition Security at the 2012 G8 SummitMay 18, 2012 | 7:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin, chief executive officer, Ethiopian Commodity Exchange
Mr. Dyborn Chibonga, chief executive officer, National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi
Ms. Janet Chigabatia-Adama, Savanna Farmers Marketing Company
Mr. Hugh Grant, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Monasanto Company
Mr. Jeff Simmons, senior vice president, Eli Lilly and Company; president, Elanco Animal Health
Mr. Jack Sinclair, executive vice president, Grocery Merchandise, Walmart
Mr. Sam Dryden, director, Agricultural Development, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation