Friday, May 16, 2008

Food Summit in Nicaragua

The Final Declaration of the Food Summit in Managua, Nicaragua can be found at:

and an essay giving some background at:

The essay provides this quote:

"I feel no confidence that countries, apart from ourselves and those seated around this table,
can deal with this problem completely seriously. I don't see the Americans helping us, nor do I
see the Europeans helping us and in fact, on many occasions when they bring programmes for
diversification, for agricultural production and so on, they perpetrate a fraud on people, raising
expectations, and there are many, for the small contributions they make."
Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Managua, May 7th