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G7/8 Summit Compliance Data Sets by Issue, 1985-2013:
Food and Agriculture

G8 Research Group, April 17, 2015

  Commitment Commitment Text Canada France Germany Italy Japan Russia United Kingdom United States European Union Total
  Average (N=11) +0.73 +0.55 +0.64 +0.27 +0.73 -0.10 +0.64 +0.64 +0.67 +0.53
1 2000-xx "We attach strong importance to the work of the CODEX Alimentarius Commission (CAC), the principal standard-setting body in food safety, and encourage its Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology to produce a substantial interim report before completion of its mandate in 2003." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 -1 +1 +1   +0.75
2 2002-129 "Working with African countries to reduce poverty through improved sustainable productivity and competitiveness – including by: Supporting the development and the responsible use of tired and tested new technology, including biotechnology, in a safe manner and adapted to the African context, to increase crop production while protecting the environment through decreased usage of fragile land, water and agricultural chemicals;" +1 +1 0 0 +1   +1 0   +0.57
3 2004-220 "Although harvests improved in 2003-04, substantial emergency assistance will still be required for Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Sudan, in part because of political instability and displacement of populations due to conflicts…Working with other donors, we will do our part to ensure that emergency needs, including food, are met." +1 +1 +1 0 +1 -1 +1 +1 +1 +0.67
4 2005- 90 "We agree to support a comprehensive set of actions to raise agricultural productivity, strengthen urban-rural linkages and empower the poor, based on national initiatives and in cooperation with the AU/NEPAD Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and other African initiatives." +1 0 +1 0 +1 -1 +1 +1 +1 +0.56
5 2008-220 "[we will] reverse the overall decline of aid and investment in the agricultural sector, and to achieve significant increases in support of developing country initiatives, including – in Africa – through full and effective implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP)" 0 +1 +1 +1 +1 -1 0 0 +1 +0.44
6 2009-246 "We are committed to increase investments in short, medium and long term agriculture development that directly benefits the poorest and makes best use of international institutions." +1 +1 +1 0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +0.89
7 2010-19 "As of April 30, 2010, we have disbursed/allocated USD $6.5 billion and remain
committed to disburse/allocate the full amount of our individual commitments y 2012."
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 2010-20 "Reflecting the key connection between cross-border investment an development and the fact that official development assistance alone is not sufficient to achieve global food security, we stress the importance of enhancing international investment in developing counries in a responsible and sustainable way. In this context, we support continued efforts to develop principles for investment in the agricultural sector undertaken by the World Bank, regional development banks, FAO, UNCTAD, and IFAD." 0 0 0 +1 +1 +1 0 +1 0 +0.44
9 2011-69 "[Since the L'Aquila Summit, 22% of the AFSI pledges have been disbursed, and an additional 26% are formally in the process of being disbursed for specific purposes]. We will disburse or allocate our commitments in full by the end of our respective pledging periods." +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.11
10 2012-33 "We commit to fulfill outstanding L'Aquila financial pledges" +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1.00
11 2012-36 "We commit to launch a New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition to accelerate the flow of private capital to African agriculture" +1 0 +1 -1 0 0 +1 +1 +1 +0.44
 
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