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Global Partnership for Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development who will administer the new global partnership for agriculture food security and nutrition; what the UK’s percentage contribution will be to the budget of the Partnership; and what the UK’s cash contribution to the partnership will be in each of the next two financial years. (285397)

Discussions are still on-going on administrative arrangements for the global partnership process. Options for staffing, funding needs, and objectives will be assessed. We envisage a fairly light administrative structure, providing primarily secretariat-type functions. A decision on longer-term support by the Department for International Development will be taken in due course.