A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, launched at the G8 summit in 2012, promised to reduce poverty for 50 million people over the next ten years by increasing private investment and agriculture-led growth in selected African countries.
This briefing shows how, one year on, evidence about its implementation presents a worrying picture of the early performance of the initiative. Donors, developing country governments, and participating companies must make key reforms, or the New Alliance risks harming rather than helping small-scale producers.