Moving from food aid to food assistance

The Food Aid Convention, FAC, is currently being renegotiated. It was forged more than 40 years ago to promote the use of grain reserves to combat hunger in developing countries.

Now, its 40 member states need to tackle four key challenges: defining a toolbox for a future Food Assistance Convention, a new framework for donor commitments, more transparency and stakeholder participation, and links to international co-ordination mechanisms.

Constanze von Oppeln-Bronikowski

Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V.
Bonn, Germany

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