Global Food Shortages and the G8 Summit

July 2, 2008

At July’s G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit, world leaders will engage in dialogue on the global economy, global environment, African development and global food shortages. Brookings Senior Fellow Homi Kharas offers some insight about the conference with a particular focus on poverty and global food prices. Kharas argues that G8 nations need to address short-term solutions as well as the broader issues of imbalances in the global economy in order to have a more comprehensive set of solutions for the global food crisis.