Global Food Security Governance: The Committee for World Food Security, Comprehensive Framework for Action and the G8/G20

Matias Margulis

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Abstract

This chapter analyzes key, recent institutional developments in global food security governance. These include the reform of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), the negotiation of the Comprehensive Frame for Action (CFA), and the emergence of the Group of Eight (G8)/Group of Twenty (G20) as a multilateral food security forum. These institutional developments share a common origin: they were direct responses to the 2008 global food crisis. These three institutions are playing new and significant roles in global food security governance. However, they diverge significantly with respect to their memberships, authority and sources of legitimacy. These differences increasingly matter as these institutions increasingly interact with one another in the global policy and political arena. A critical challenge is how the relationship between these three institutions should be mediated, particularly with respect to the coherence and legitimacy of global food security governance in an era of unprecedented world hunger.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Challenge of Food Security
EditorsRosemary Rayfuse, Nicole Weisfelt
PublisherEdward Elgar
Pages231-254
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780857939388
ISBN (Print)9780857939371
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2012

Keywords

  • food security
  • global governance
  • Committee on World Food Security
  • Group of Eight

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