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Food Security Initiative

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding the UK has pledged to the new G8; what the timescale for that funding is; and whether this funding is additional to existing funding provision. (287267)

The UK announced £1.1 billion for agriculture, rural development and food security over the period 2009-10 to 2011-12.

£370 million of this had previously been announced in 2008-09 as part of the UK’s £900 million response to the food crisis.