NETHERLANDS - FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE
At US$227 million (€163 million) in 2010, the Netherlands was the 10th largest European government donor to agriculture and rural development (incl. forestry and fishing), providing 3.9% of European DAC members’ ODA to agriculture. ODA for agriculture amounted to 3.3% of total ODA in 2010. Food security is one of the four priority areas, and the government plans to increase funding from €242 million (US$311 million) in 2012 to €303 million (US$389 million) in 2013 .
The Netherlands pledged US$2 billion (€1.4 billion; 2009-2011) to the G8 L’Aquila Food Security Initiative, of which only US$139 million (€100 million) was additional funding. According to the Camp David Accountability Report, the Netherlands has fully met its pledge, disbursing US$2.2 billion (€1.6 billion) in 2010-2011, mainly through bilateral channels (82%).
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