HL Deb 18 December 2003 vol 655 c168WA
Lord Harrison

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps it is taking to review its policies and approach to the role of agriculture in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. [HL488]

Baroness Amos

The Department for International Development has published a new policy paper on agriculture:"Agriculture and poverty reduction: unlocking the potential".

The paper sets out DflD's commitment to agriculture as a fundamental part of the Government's approach to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The paper provides details of DflD's current activities in agriculture through both its central and country programmes, and outlines DflD's approach to finding new ways of reversing agriculture's relative decline and stagnation in many of the world's poorest countries.

Copies of this policy paper have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses and comments are welcome. The contact point is agriculture@dfid.gov.uk