The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition was created in 2012. It seeks to lift 50 million people out of poverty by 2022 through partnerships between G7 members, African nations, and the private sector. The New Alliance’s goal is to increase food production, accelerate responsible investment in African agriculture and commit to good governance and coordinated policy reforms.
In order to achieve these goals, each of the nine New Alliance countries (Benin, Malawi, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique and Tanzania) have developed country-specific Cooperation Frameworks with G7 and private sector partners that outline their shared commitments and responsibilities. Development partners commit to fund efforts to promote inclusive and transformative agricultural investments. Partners work together to identify Enabling Actions that will help to improve the business environment for responsible investing and inclusive, agriculture-led growth. Private sector partners commit, via Letters of Intent, to pursue agricultural investments in the New Alliance Countries. Countries, in turn, commit to policy reform efforts and report on their progress towards implementing commitments made in Cooperation Frameworks. The 2014-2015 Annual Progress Report states that as of June 2015, 33 percent of policy commitments were completed and 59 percent showed good progress. 4 percent of commitments showed no progress.
Recognizing that clear, secure and negotiable rights to land and resources are essential for agricultural growth, New Alliance partners commit to operate in a manner consistent with the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) and with the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (RAI).