Last week, the UK’s development finance institution, the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) announced its first direct equity investment since they launched their new strategy in September this year. CDC will invest US$32.5m backing the local founders of Export Trading Group (ETG) an African agribusiness which connects African smallholder farmers to consumers around the world by procuring, processing and distributing agricultural commodities. This has been endorsed by Stafford MP, Jeremy Lefroy-
This weekend, as London 2012 draws to a close, David Cameron will be chairing a conference at Downing Street about tackling malnutrition among the world’s poorest children.
I hope that this meeting is the start of a concerted effort by the UK - which holds the G8 Presidency in 2013 - to encourage the world to take hunger and malnutrition seriously.