ODI blog Monday, June 02, 2008 11:38 AM by Simon Maxwell
Blog originally published on Guardian Unlimited Comment is Free on 30th May 2008:  view the Guardian blog and comments.


As world leaders pack their bags for a crisis summit on food in Rome next week, the news is of food prices beginning to fall, and of large donor pledges to cover the cost of emergency needs. So, that's all right, then. Or is it?

Actually, no. The Food and Agriculture Organisation summit is a vital step in a process that will develop through a series of events in 2008, including the G8 in Hokkaido in July, and the UN Call to Action on the Millennium Development Goals, in New York in September. At this stage, the Rome summit must deliver four things...