IDS welcomes the IF campaign to end hunger and undernutrition
The IF campaign was launched today by 100 UK charities. It will lobby the British government to tackle global hunger and its causes and is being heralded as the biggest mobilisation by UK NGOs since 2005’s Makepovertyhistory campaign.
The campaign, launched to coincide with the British presidency of the G8, will focus on four areas – aid and investment for small-scale farming and maternal and child nutrition; halting land grabs and the production of biofuels; clamping down on tax evasion in developing countries; governmental transparency.
Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Director Lawrence Haddad welcomed the campaign. ‘I am impressed that so many INGOs managed to work together to agree on this. It deserves our full support.’
IDS has particular experience and expertise in the area of nutrition, with projects across the institute collecting evidence on how to more rapidly reduce and ultimately eradicate undernutrition.
Until relatively recently malnutrition was a neglected issue. However, events such as the London Hunger Summit, hosted by David Cameron at the close of the Olympics, for which IDS provided background research, have helped to push the issue up the political agenda.
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