European Parliament Urges G7’s African Food Initiative To Focus Less On Intensive Agriculture, More On Smallholder Farmers
The Guardian: European parliament slams G7 food project in Africa
“For a large majority of Euro-MPs, the G7’s decision to base its program for food security in Africa on intensive agriculture is a mistake. The European parliament took its first official stance on the subject with the adoption of a report on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN) on Tuesday. ‘We have already made the mistake of intensive agriculture in Europe. We should not replicate it in Africa because this model destroys family farming and reduces biodiversity,’ said Mara Heubuch, a German Green MEP and rapporteur on the new alliance…” (Barbière, 6/8).