Differing Views on a “New Deal” to Counter Soaring Food Prices for the Poor

April 6, 2008

"'The NGO Action Against Hunger (ACF) calls for building capacity in Africa through access to credit, agricultural extension programs and training, citing the continent’s untapped potential and the need to avoid the high transportation costs as oil prices soar.

'The transport costs associated with food aid could be better used to improve local production techniques and agricultural systems,' ACF Food Security Adviser Silke Pietzsch told IRIN."