We are just one bad harvest from another global food crisis. The G20 need to invest in smallholder farmers who are mostly women, and produce nearly half of the world's food. At the moment, three quarters of those going hungry in the world are actually these same smallholder farmers and rural landless people.
Countries that have invested in smallholder farmers have witnessed amazing results. When Malawi bucked the trend and started to invest in its agricultural sector, it managed to cut the number of its people requiring food aid from 4.5 million in 2004 to less than 150,000 by 2009.